Once your procedure is completed, a compression garment or elastic bandages may cover treatment areas. These help to control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours.

In addition, small temporary drains may be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess blood or fluid.

You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to care for the surgical site(s), medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with Dr. Rocheford.

A special note: Secondary procedures may sometimes be recommended to reduce excess skin. Special considerations are needed when large amounts – usually more than 5 liters of fat – are suctioned.

Be sure to ask Dr. Rocheford specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.

  •   Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
  •   What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  •   Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
  •   When will they be removed?
  •   Are stitches removed? When?
  •   When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  •   When do I return for follow-up care?

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