Daniel J Farrugia MD PhD FACS – Liposuction, Fat Transfer, BBL in Chicago

Avoiding constipation after cosmetic surgery


It is common to get constipation right after cosmetic surgery due to many factors, including use of narcotics, dehydration, inadequate drinking of fluids, and a relative lack of mobility due to soreness from the surgery. Here are some general suggestions that may help you avoid constipation after liposuction. It’s important to consult your healthcare professional for advice tailored to your specific situation.

Tips to avoid Constipation after cosmetic surgery

Some general tips to consider include:

  1. Gradually increase fiber intake: Aim for a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes to help promote regular bowel movements.

  2. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water and other non-caffeinated fluids can help soften stool and prevent constipation.

  3. Gentle exercise: As permitted by your healthcare provider, engage in light physical activity like walking to stimulate bowel movements. Follow your doctor’s recommendations regarding activity levels after liposuction.

  4. Don’t ignore the urge: When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, don’t postpone it. Delaying can contribute to constipation.

  5. Use stool softeners or laxatives as advised: Talk to your healthcare provider about using over-the-counter stool softeners or laxatives to help with constipation, but only use them as directed.

  6. Maintain a regular schedule: Try to establish a routine for bowel movements, as this can help train your body to go at specific times.

Final Thoughts

Remember to always follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations and guidelines for post-liposuction care, as they will be specific to your individual needs and circumstances.

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