Lipomatic is one of the cosmetic surgeries that has recently become very popular in Iran. Quite simply, its excellent results are what makes this method so popular. This surgery is one of the less invasive cosmetic procedures and therefore has very few side effects. This method is beneficial for people who have not been able to get rid of fats in certain areas of their body, even with committing to a healthy diet and regular physical activity.
This surgery is associated with a common complication, swelling, which worries many patients. That is why, in this article, we want to examine this issue thoroughly.
Swelling After Lipomatic Surgery
To perform lipomatic surgery, the surgeon shreds the fat cells using a tube called a cannula. A special feature of lipomatic surgery is that it uses vibration to break down fat cells.
Although these vibrations cause fat cells to leave the body without pain and bleeding, these vibrations affect the fat cells and the surrounding cells. Cells surrounding fat cells swell after the operation as a consequence of this vibration.
It is important for you to know that lipomatic surgery is FDA-approved; that’s why it’s performed in many countries around the world, including Iran. Because of this, the patient is not at risk of adverse effects from the swelling caused by the surgery.
Are Lipomatic Surgeries Performed Anywhere on the Body?
The areas that usually undergo lipomatic surgery are:
How Do Lipomatic Surgeries Cause Swelling?
As we have said, the main cause of swelling after lipomatic surgery results from damage to the cells surrounding the fat cells. But in addition to this, other factors are also effective in post-lipomatic dermatitis.
A Sudden Emptying of the Fat Stores
Due to the fact that fat is suddenly removed during liposuction, it is only natural for the body to react in a certain way. The body responds to these conditions by accumulating water in the surgery area. Consequently, swelling occurs.
Decreased Skin Firmness
Sudden depletion of fat cells leads to another complication. It reduces the firmness of the skin. In order to understand this better, consider a scenario in which the foundation of a building suddenly disappeared. What happens next is that the strength of the building is greatly reduced.
The same thing happens in the body, and as a result, you will see swelling in this area until your body heals.
How Long Does Swelling Last After Lipomatic Surgery?
Inflammation is one of the body’s natural responses to lipomatic surgery, the duration of which varies depending on the individual’s physical condition. You will usually see swelling one or two days after lipomatous surgery, but the swelling will gradually disappear over the course of a few weeks.
What Should We Do to Reduce Post-lipomatic Skin Inflammation?
Wearing Compression Garments
Definitely, one of the most effective ways to reduce swelling after lipomatic surgery is to use compression garments. Due to the pressure, they put on the target area, these clothes enable the body to absorb the fluids accumulated in the operated area and cause swelling.
These clothes also reduce inflammation and prevent lymphatic fluid from accumulating under the skin.
Using an experienced and skilled masseuse can be effective in reducing the amount of skin inflammation after lipomatic. These special massages help to drain the lymphatic fluid. As a result, the swelling decreases. There are two special features in this massage that can help reduce swelling in the surgical area:
This massage focuses on the superficial area of the skin. As a result, it does not cause further damage to deep tissues.
The purpose of this massage is the lymphatic vessels and causes the return of lymphatic fluids to these vessels.
After a few days of liposuction surgery, you should try to do light physical activity. Walking is one of the most beneficial exercises that you can do after surgery.
Walking slowly helps reduce the risk of blood clots and prevents swelling after surgery.
Another effective factor in reducing the amount of swelling after lipomatic surgery is proper diet. Some foods, such as alcohol and salt, increase swelling.
Increasing salt intake and alcohol consumption causes more water absorption and retention in the body and increases swelling.
Doctors usually recommend that you have an anti-inflammatory diet after lipomatic surgery. This diet includes foods such as vegetables, nuts, and fatty fish.
As a Conclusion
During the healing process from lipomatic surgery, swelling is one of the most common side effects that can be greatly reduced by following a few simple tips. Use compression garments, get a massage, and above all, try to have light physical activity and commit to a healthy and proper diet.