WHY DO PEOPLE BRUISE AFTER LIPOSUCTION?
Bruising is a very common side effect of after liposuction. Our bodies naturally swell and bruise in response to an injury. Bruising is caused when the tiny blood vessels in our body are broken or damaged. The discoloration of a bruise that you see is the blood collecting under the skin. Traditionally the bruise will appear darker in color at first, then appear yellow or green as your body starts to reabsorb the trapped blood under the surface of the skin.
SmartLipo is a procedure that involves passing a laser under the skin layer to heat up the skin. SmartLipo has been known to reduce bruising as well as help melt fat cells, tighten skin and reduce the healing time, allowing patients to see their liposuction results as quick as possible. The Smart lipo laser uses focused heat to accomplish it’s goal. The SmartLipo procedure is suggested to be done in addition to the Tumescent Technique that we do here at MyShape Lipo. The Tumescent Technique is used to remove the bulk of the fat from the area treated.
OPTIMAL EATING HABITS
Eating foods that are low in salt, fat and carbohydrates can help your body combat against bruising. Giving our bodies the proper nutrition is crucial to make sure that you heal as efficiently as possible after liposculpture.
The top three super-foods to decrease bruising are:
Foods that are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Bioflavonoids (Vitamin P) are extremely beneficial for your body. With any liposculpture procedure, having a healthy, balanced diet including lots of fresh vegetables and fruit will help you see the results of liposuction sooner.
Bruising tends to occur more in people who are deficient in Vitamin C as this vitamin helps strengthen the walls of the blood vessels and capillaries in our bodies.
Some examples of foods high in Vitamin C are:
- Citrus fruits
- Hot Chili & Bell Peppers
- Sweet Potatoes
Research has shown that a lack of Vitamin K in the body has been linked to increased bruising since Vitamin K is required for normal blood clotting.
Some examples of foods high in Vitamin K are:
- Leafy Greens
- Green Beans
- Brussels Sprouts
When you are ready to schedule your procedure, contact our office at 702.818.5476.
Trevor Schmidt PA-C Liposuction Specialist at MyShape Lipo in Las Vegas