I am pretty excited about SlimLipo. I have wanted liposuction for some time, but hated the thought of sagging skin afterwards. I know SlimLipo tightens the skin and I am ready for the procedure. How many days should I take off work for recuperation? I am getting my arms and thighs done.
I am happy that you are excited to have the SlimLipo procedure. It is really a fantastic procedure. It will not only remove the excess fat of your thighs and arms, but, it will also tighten the skin so that you do not have a great deal of redundant loose skin following the procedure. One of the keys to our patients satisfaction with the procedure is that we establish realistic expectations with the procedure. It is important to realize that SlimLipo or any liposuction technique is not a substitute for diet and exercise. Nor is SlimLipo going to tighten your skin to the same extent as surgical excision of your skin if you are a better candidate for that. If you understand these concepts, you will not be disappointed in your results. The greatest advantage with the SlimLipo procedure is the relative ease of recovery you will have compared to traditional liposuction procedures. Patients having their thighs done are generally up and around the day of surgery and can return to work in about 2 days with some discomfort. Your arms, however, will take longer for you to heal. The muscles are very sensitive and although you will feel comfortable following your procedure, you will have upper arm soreness for several days. I would suggest avoiding driving for several days following the procedure until you are comfortable with mild strenuous activity using your arms. Compression garments will be worn on your upper body, hips, and thighs for about a week or possibly two following your procedure.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld