Your New Jersey Liposuction Pre-Procedure Shopping Guide - Dr. Gartner

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Your New Jersey Liposuction Pre-Procedure Shopping Guide


Once you have decided to have a New Jersey Liposuction, there are certain steps you can take to be better prepared for the surgery and recovery period. Aside from the health benefits of being well prepared and following post-operative instructions, your mind will be at ease knowing that you are ready for the surgery as well as the following weeks of recovery.

The successful outcome of your Liposuction depends not only on the skill of the surgeon, but also how adequately you are able to prepare for the surgery. Dr. Gartner is one of the most well known plastic surgeons specializing in all types of Liposuction in New Jersey. He provides all his patients with comprehensive post-operative instructions including a list of supplies they will need to prepare for the surgery, and have on hand during recovery.

This list typically includes items such as:

  1. Gauze
  2. Antibacterial soap
  3. Cold packs
  4. Pain medications
  5. Laxatives or stool softeners
  6. Moisturizer for incision sites
  7. Compression garments/compression socks
  8. Body wipes
  9. Alcohol swabs
  10. Hot water bottle
  11. Loose clothing that you can off and on easily

You may also find other items useful to have on hand during recovery, such as:

  1. Entertainment to keep you busy while you are at home
  2. Protein shakes/meal replacements/Gatorade and water
  3. Ready to eat snacks
  4. Extra pillows
  5. Extra towels around the bed incase of any leakages
  6. Disposable cutlery to avoid having to wash dishes

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Since Liposuction is a major surgery, it is important to allow the body the necessary time and rest to recover adequately. By arranging childcare, cleaning your home, doing your laundry and arranging care for your pets prior to the procedure, you should be able to enjoy a more relaxed recovery period.

In addition to things to buy, one of the most important things to do before your Liposuction in New Jersey is to have a complete physical to make sure you are in overall good health. Furthermore, since Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, it is important to maintain your weight around the level you consider ideal prior to the procedure so that the results are not hidden by weight gain.

It is also highly recommend to quit smoking and drinking at least two weeks prior to undergoing Lipo in New Jersey. This is because since smoking deprives the tissues of oxygen, it’s effects delay the healing process and increase the risk of developing excessive scarring and tissue death. For those who continue to drink and smoke leading up to their procedure, the surgery may need to be rescheduled or cancelled.

To facilitate recovery, Dr. Gartner also recommends that his patients start taking Arnica tablets from two weeks before the surgery. This is a herbal remedy that helps with post-surgical pain, bruising and swelling.

The night before your New Jersey Liposuction, it is recommended to wash your hair and cleanse your body with antibacterial soap. Also ensure that you stop eating and drinking at least 8 hours prior to the procedure. Lastly, make sure you get good nights rest.

Planning ahead makes all the difference when it comes to a smooth and relaxed recovery versus a difficult and stressed one. For those considering Liposuction, we welcome you to a consultation with Dr. Gartner to discuss your options.

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