Can you tell me about the after care for SlimLipo treatments? What should I expect for the first twenty-four hours?
The aftercare for SlimLipo is actually quite simple. You will be required to wear a compression garment of some sort for the first week or two after surgery no matter which part of your body has had the procedure. If you are having abdominal SlimLipo you will also be required to use an abdominal binder for the first one or two day following surgery. You may remove the abdominal binder after the residual fluid, some blood, and even small amounts of liquified fat has ceased drainage from your incision sites. You will be able to shower the day of your procedure and can remove the compression garment to do so. You can expect some discomfort for which pain medications will be provided as needed, however, many of my patients are fine with extra strength Tylenol. I encourage you to ambulate the day of your procedure as this will help avoid post procedure complications.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld