Why you should have Physiotherapy After Liposculpture




Physiotherapy is recommended after Liposculpture procedures

Liposculpture is an innovative technique that uses gentle ultrasound technology to remove unwanted fat. This procedure reshapes your body, giving you the slimmer contours you desire. Unlike traditional liposuction methods, Liposculpture is minimally invasive, meaning that you are not left with as much bruising, scarring, discomfort and pain. Liposculpture is performed by specialist aesthetic physicians. As with any surgery, your aftercare is probably the most important part of it all. In this blog, we discuss why you should have physiotherapy treatment after Liposculpture.

The Liposculpture Procedure

Liposculpture is gaining popularity because of how it can provide desirable results, often immediately. Common areas that are targeted include the chin, neck, stomach, back, hips, breasts, arms, buttocks, thighs, calves and ankles.  Procedures are customized to your specific needs, and multiple areas can be treated in a single session.

Many body areas can be treated with Liposculpture

The Physician will start your procedure by injecting a special solution that helps to numb the area and shrink the blood vessels. This helps to minimize blood loss and bruising. The treating doctor then inserts a small probe through your skin. Ultrasound energy is transferred from the probe to the fatty tissue, breaking it up softening it. The fat is then be easily removed through a gentle suction device. Most of the surrounding tissue like the skin, connective tissue and muscle, are minimally disrupted.

The importance of proper aftercare including Physiotherapy after Liposculpture

Aftercare is key to achieving your best results. Your recovery can be enhanced significantly through following your aftercare protocol and attending regular physiotherapy sessions. Depending on the extensiveness of your procedure and the body areas that were treated, your recovery can take anything from 1 week to 6 months.

The proper aftercare will help with:

  1. Reducing swelling and bruising
  2. Managing your pain or discomfort
  3. Enhancing your healing and recovery
  4. Ensuring smooth skin
  5. Preventing infection

What does proper Aftercare involve?


To manage your pain and discomfort, and prevent any infection from occurring, your doctor will prescribe pain medication and a short course of antibiotics. It is vital that you take your medication as prescribed.   

Pressure garment

You will be required to wear a special garment around the area that was treated. This elastic garment gently compresses the treated area, providing comfort and support. It helps to maintain the shape of the areas that were treated, smoothes out your skin and reduces the amount of swelling. Furthermore, it protects your wounds, therefore minimizing your risk for infection.

You must wear your garment as instructed by your doctor, which is typically for 6 weeks after surgery. You may remove your pressure garment for your physiotherapy sessions, doctor’s visits and when washing only.

Drains and Stitches

Some treatment fluid may remain in your body, and other fluid may build up as part of your body’s healing process. Your body will drain this fluid eventually through your lymphatic system. In some cases, especially if you had abdominal or back procedures, your doctor will insert special drains to extract the fluid. These drains are typically removed 7-10 days after your procedure at your first follow-up appointment with your doctor.

Occasionally, wounds can continue to leak a little bit of fluid for up to 72 hours after your procedure. This is normal. We recommend you sleep on towels or a mattress protector for a few nights.

To assist your lymphatic system flush out the excess fluid, make sure to maintain adequate fluid intake. We recommend you drink 2 litres, or 8 glasses, of fluid per day. Stick to water, unsweetened tea and light non-carbonated drinks. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and drinks high in sugar because these will retain fluid and delay your body’s healing process.

Your stitches will also be removed 7-10 days after surgery. These are not dissolving stitches, so take care to protect them when dressing or washing.

Walking is a safe and effective way to stay active

Physical activity

It is important for you to remain active because movement is essential for a speedy recovery. Gentle movement assists your body to drain excess fluid and it improves blood flow, which will enhance the healing of your tissues. Resume your normal daily activities but avoid strenuous activities such as gym and sport for the first 2 weeks. Discuss what movement options are safe for you with your physiotherapist. We can provide you with a program specifically tailored to your needs and abilities.

Physiotherapy after Liposculpture

Physiotherapy is one of the best ways to enhance healing and speed up your recovery after Liposculpture. Our techniques are comfortable and painless.

Our treatments improve healing, drainage and softening

The main objectives of our treatment are to:

  1. Promote drainage of fluid
  2. Reduce bruising
  3. Enhance your body’s natural healing processes
  4. Assist with pain management and improve your level of comfort
  5. Softening scar tissue

We use therapeutic ultrasound, deep oscillation, gentle massage, as well as a special air compression device, depending on your specific needs. We are also here to guide and support you through your recovery.

It is best to start your physiotherapy treatment as soon as possible after your procedure. You can contact Just Physio Silverlakes at 0828722062 or conveniently make an online booking on our website at:


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