HD Body Sculpting is the most simple, safe, and effective body contouring treatment available. However, when your procedure is done, there are still steps you should take to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly and that you maintain your excellent results over time. Let’s go over some things to do and not to do after HD Body Sculpting to protect your results and get your life back to normal as quickly as possible.

Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massages are a perfect way to kick off your recovery process. These massages speed up healing time by improving circulation and cleansing the body of lymphatic fluid. Lymphatic fluid, or lymph, is an extremely important part of our circulatory system, but excess buildup can lead to irregularities in the skin, like cellulite and lumps, making a massage after HD Body Sculpting crucial to achieving your desired post-procedure look. In addition to being an amazing recovery aid, a lymphatic massage stimulates the production of elastin and collagen in the skin.


In conjunction with lymphatic massage, we ask our patients to massage themselves at least once a day after an HD Body Sculpting treatment, and more frequently in the first few days following their procedure. Massaging your treatment site is extremely important for achieving the loss of inches you desire. It also gets rid of excess fat cells, fluids, and toxins from the fat you had removed, putting it into the bloodstream where it will be processed by the lymphatic system.

Self-massage is especially important for patients who’ve undergone a Fat Transfer procedure in addition to HD Body Sculpting. Frequently massaging the areas you’ve had fat transferred to is enormously helpful for fat retention—in fact, patients who massage their treatment areas retain about 50% more fat than patients who don’t.

Healthy Eating

Eating healthy immediately after body contouring treatments will also improve your recovery process. Fiber and carbohydrates will help boost your energy—just make sure to get your fiber through foods, not supplements. Proteins will help with your tissue regeneration, and healthy fats will aid in the body’s immune response and vitamin intake.

Vitamins and minerals are the most important parts of post-procedure nutrition. Vitamins A, C, and K, specifically, along with iron, will go a long way toward helping your body recover. Because all of our patients’ bodies are different, our in-house experts will provide you with a more detailed, personalized list of dietary recommendations.

Activity and Exercise

Another thing to consider during recovery after HD Body Sculpting is to be patient and actually let yourself fully heal before exercising or being active in ways that may affect your treatment areas. It’s also important to avoid public places in the first few days after HD Body Sculpting, especially while COVID-19 is still an issue. Getting sick during your recovery process can severely impact your body’s ability to heal and adapt after treatment.

Of course, your results won’t stay optimal forever unless you do your part to maintain them. Once you have fully recovered, keeping up healthy diet and exercise habits over time will influence your long-term results for the better. One of the interesting things about our clients is they tend to feel more motivated to improve their lifestyle after HD Body Sculpting because they suddenly love how they look and feel. What happens after HD Body Sculpting is, in some ways, up to you. By taking care of your body through massage, rest, diet, and exercise, you can minimize your recovery time and maximize your results. Belle Medical will be there every step of the way—we are always happy to answer any questions you may have about HD Body Sculpting preparation and recovery. Schedule your initial appointment today by filling out our free consultation form.

Dr. Robert Mitchell MD
Author: Dr. Robert Mitchell MD

Dr. Robert Mitchell has been practicing medicine for 15 years. He graduated from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and completed his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma in 2002. Dr. Mitchell went on to complete training in General Surgery/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City in 2007.

Dr. Mitchell is native to Tulsa, OK. He is a proud father to his son, Cameron. He enjoys an active lifestyle, coaching and playing baseball, basketball, and soccer with his son. Dr. Mitchell enjoys vacations to the Florida Coast where he and his son can be found deep sea fishing. In his spare time, you can find him volunteering for Tulsa Habitat for Humanity.