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Alternate Names : Suction Lipectomy, Lipoplasty

Liposuction | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

During and right after surgery, the person will be monitored closely for fluid loss. When the fat is broken up and vacuumed out of the body, fluid is also removed. This fluid may need to be replaced during and after the procedure to avoid shock. After the procedure, there may be some leaking from the surgery site. Sometimes a small tube is inserted to drain the excess fluid. A tight- fitting garment may need to be worn for a few weeks to control swelling and help shape the body.

The surgeon may prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. Pain, swelling, tingling, or numbness may last for a few days to a few weeks after surgery. The body needs several days to several weeks to take shape where the fat pockets were removed.

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Liposuction: Home Care and Complications

Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 10/15/02

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