Stubborn fat that doesn’t budge with a great exercise routine and a proper diet can be very frustrating. Particularly in the thighs, hips, abdomen, buttocks, upper arms, neck, and parts of the back, stubborn fat pockets can build up and be particularly tough to reduce. Dr. Arroyo uses advanced techniques for his Houston liposuction patients to help them cross the finish line and finally achieve their goals for the slimmer, more sculpted physique they have always wanted.
After your liposuction procedure, expect swelling, bruising and some numbness where you were treated. We will provide a compression garment to help reduce swelling and improve healing. Applying cool packs helps to minimize these effects and improves healing.
As you heal, follow a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids to help offset swelling. Dr. Arroyo encourages light walking to stimulate circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots. Within a few days to a week, most patients are able to return to light, sedentary work. After 1-2 weeks, moderate or light exercise can be resumed.
Swelling will be mostly gone at the 4-6 week mark. By then, more strenuous exercise may be resumed. Scarring is quite minimal, as the incisions are so small that the scars aren’t easily noticed. Scars may fade completely over several months.