What Is Liposuction?

Preparing For The Procedure

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Liposuction requires some preparation steps like any other surgical procedure. Arrangements should be made for a friend or family member to transport the patient to and from the facility where they will have their procedure. It is recommended that a patient undergoing liposuction should avoid shaving the area to be treated for a week before their procedure date. Drinking alcoholic beverages and smoking are activities that should also be avoided during the week leading up to a patient's procedure, as they can increase the risk of post-surgical complications. An individual who is having liposuction should not take ibuprofen or acetylsalicylic acid during the two weeks leading up to their surgery. Certain herbal supplements are known to interact with anesthesia and should not be taken in the two weeks before a liposuction procedure, including ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John's wort, green tea extract, and garlic. A patient having liposuction should not eat or drink anything for at least eight hours before their procedure.

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