“How to Heal Skin as Fast as Possible After Liposuction” by Virginia Cunningham
by Expert Health Writer Virginia Cunningham
For many people liposuction surgery can change their life in a positive fashion, and many people feel the relatively minimal risk is outweighed by the considerable reward. While you might look and feel like a new person after liposuction surgery, some experience loose skin that they feel is unsightly or uncomfortable.
However, loose skin is relatively common after liposuction surgery. Still, if you’re uncomfortable with it, there are some options you have for healing and firming your skin.
Where is the Loose Skin?
The area where you had the liposuction surgery performed is of particular importance when it comes to treating loose skin. That’s because loose skin in some areas like the stomach, neck, and upper arms is particularly hard to treat and get rid of.
However, loose skin around the thighs and buttocks is often considerably easier to take care of, and many people will notice their skin starting to tighten and firm on its own not too long after surgery.
Use the Right Skin Care Products
Skin care products designed to tighten and firm the skin are particularly beneficial after liposuction surgery. However, they aren’t a magic bullet, and they won’t erase loose skin or make a visible difference overnight.
Other all-natural products like coconut oil, which is rich in lipids and essential fatty acids, can also nourish the skin and visibly improve the appearance of loose skin with regular use.
Exercise keeps you healthy and is good for your body and mind in general, but exercise is particularly important after liposuction surgeryfor getting the body you want. Your regular exercise routine should contain both cardiovascular workouts and a strength training regimen.
Regular cardiovascular exercise increases circulation and helps to tighten and tone your muscles, which can make loose skin less visible. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity cardiovascular exercise like brisk walking, running, swimming, or playing a sport such as tennis each day.
In addition to regular exercise, strength training helps build muscle, making loose skin less noticeable. While an overall strength training routine that targets the whole body is helpful, consider focusing on exercises that target the specific area of loose skin for the maximum benefit.
For example, free weights help tighten loose skin on the arms, while squats and lunges are better for targeting loose skin on the thighs, hips, and buttocks.
Consider Surgical Options
After getting liposuction the last thing you probably want to think about is another surgical treatment. However, some areas of loose skin, like those on the stomach and neck, are very hard to deal with.
If you lost a significant amount of weight because of your liposuction surgery, you may be left with a lot of loose skin. If that’s the case, sometimes surgery is the only option for fully correcting that loose skin and giving your body the appearance you want.
It should be noted that surgery to remove loose skin is a real surgical procedure – so it does need to be taken seriously. Talk to a trusted and qualified doctor about what you can expect in terms of results, any potential complications, and recovery times before committing to surgery to remove loose skin.
Having loose skin after liposuction surgery may make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious, and that’s the last thing you want after such a surgery. However, loose skin doesn’t have to stick around forever, though it often takes a combination of topical treatment, exercise, and in some cases, surgical intervention, to really fix it.
For a more focused regimen, talk to your doctor about your particular issues. They may be able to recommend something specific that could help you.
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