How Soon Can You Travel After Your Liposuction in New Jersey?

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How Soon Can You Travel After Your Liposuction in New Jersey?


Having liposuction in New Jersey is a great way to sculpt and contour your body, slimming your figure and boosting your confidence. When some patients plan for cosmetic surgery, they’ll turn it into a staycation and book extra time off work so that they can truly rest and enjoy their recovery period instead of trying to rush back to normal routine. Others choose to have body contouring done in preparation for a vacation or travel abroad, and in this case, it is essential to consider how much time you’ll need to recover to enjoy your trip and show off your body looking its best.

Why Do You Want To Choose Liposuction?

This procedure is favorable for several reasons, including a shorter and more comfortable recovery period compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures. Dr. Gartner has over ten years of experience performing this treatment and has extensive experience in a variety of techniques. He will be able to recommend the most suitable approach for achieving your specific goals, and you’ll be provided with personalized recovery guidelines depending where you’re being treated and how extensive the fat removal will be.

For smaller, more targeted areas, local anesthesia and oral sedation will ensure that you are entirely comfortable and pain-free during the treatment, even though you will be awake. The procedure under local anesthesia results in less bruising, swelling and general discomfort during the recovery period. If your surgery is performed under local anesthesia, you may be able to return home within an hour after the procedure.

Patients who have more extensive slimming through the treatment under general anesthesia will enjoy dramatic results and may also opt to combine their fat removal with other procedures. These patients will be observed for a few hours post-surgery in our state-of-the-art facility to ensure they are stable before being discharged.

Are You A Candidate For Liposuction?

If a part of your body insists on retaining its fat no matter how much weight you lose overall, you could benefit from liposuction.

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Depending on the extent of contouring and whether other cosmetic treatments were also performed, patients who undergo liposuction in New Jersey, under general anesthesia will typically have a bit longer recovery period. In most cases, the trade-off of a slightly longer healing process is considered well worth it in light of the transformation in your body’s shape.

When planning for recovery from New Jersey liposuction, patients will be advised to wait a week a few weeks before resuming aerobic exercise. If you’re planning to travel, keep in mind that your body will need up to 4 weeks to completely heal, so the full impact of your treatment may not be immediately visible. Inflammation and swelling are part of the body’s natural response to trauma, and they play protective roles in the healing process, but they will hide the initial effect of your body contouring treatment.

Plan Ahead – Love Your New Look

To fully appreciate the dramatic results of your surgery, you may have to wait for one to six months. With that in mind, you can safely travel and enjoy yourself well before then. It’s generally safe to fly after 2-4 weeks, depending on your personal health picture and your surgeon’s clearance. Those who are at higher risk of issues like blood clots will have special considerations because long flights can increase those risks. Most young, healthy people with no history of blood clots can fly earlier- ask your surgeon what they advise for you before booking your trips.

If you are planning a trip or vacation, having body contouring can add to your anticipation of the experience since you’ll enjoy a shapelier figure. Just be sure to mention those plans during your consultation with Dr. Gartner, so that he can provide a realistic timeline for your recovery and best final results.

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