What is the recovery time?
Our Orange County body lift procedures require a significant amount of healing time, and a typical recovery is longer than it is with body sculpting procedures that don’t require the removal of excess skin. You will be wearing tight-fitting compression garments immediately following surgery. You can expect to wear these compression garments continuously (except while bathing) for six weeks. Drains are typically placed, and will be removed within the first week. While the drains are in place, you can shower as usual, but should refrain from taking baths or being submerged in water.
The most important part of your post-operative instructions is that you must be out of bed and walking the same day as the surgery. Taking light walks immediately following post-weight loss surgery is the most effective method of reducing the risk of a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg (DVT), which is a potential complication of this surgery.
Patients who are at high risk for DVT will be given a prescription for a blood thinner to be taken after their procedure.