How do I prepare for cellulite treatments?
Your surgeon will provide thorough preoperative instructions, answer any questions you may have before your surgery, take a detailed medical history, and perform a physical exam to determine your fitness for surgery.
In advance of your treatment, your surgeon may ask you to:
- Stop smoking before undergoing surgery to promote better healing.
- Avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and some herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding.
- Hydrate before and after surgery for safe recovery.
Cellulite treatment are usually outpatient procedures. You’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your treatment and stay with you at least the first night following surgery.
What can I expect the day of my cellulite treatment?
Be sure to consult with your surgeon before your treatment so you have the most accurate expectations.
- You may have your cellulite treatment in an accredited hospital, free-standing ambulatory facility, or office-based surgical suite.
- Cellulite treatments typically take one to one and a half hours to complete but may take longer.
- The surgeon will administer medications for your comfort during the procedure.
- For your safety during the treatment, various monitors will be used to check your heart, blood pressure, pulse, and the amount of oxygen circulating in your blood.
- Your surgeon will follow the treatment plan discussed with you before your treatment.
- After your treatment, you will go to a recovery area for continued monitoring.
- Your post-procedure treatment may include a massage as well as compression garments.
You likely can go home after a short observation period unless you and your aesthetic plastic surgeon have made other plans for your immediate post-treatment recovery.