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Recovery Bells After Vaser Liposuction: How Soon Can You Heal?

Tackling stubborn fat can be quite the battle, especially when genetics and aging play their part. If you’ve tried everything from diets to workouts but still struggle with unwanted fat, the thought of liposuction might have crossed your mind. In bustling Manchester, Vaser lipo stands out, using advanced technology to target stubborn fat pockets and… Continue reading Recovery Bells After Vaser Liposuction: How Soon Can You Heal?

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Last Updated On: July 12, 2024 | Published On: December 25, 2023

Tackling stubborn fat can be quite the battle, especially when genetics and aging play their part. If you’ve tried everything from diets to workouts but still struggle with unwanted fat, the thought of liposuction might have crossed your mind. In bustling Manchester, Vaser lipo stands out, using advanced technology to target stubborn fat pockets and sculpt your body.

What is Vaser Liposuction?

VASER liposuction is a method used to remove stubborn fat from specific body areas. It involves using ultrasound technology to break down fat cells before suctioning them out. This procedure targets areas like the belly, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, back, neck, and male chest (for conditions like gynecomastia).

Here’s a step-by-step breakdown:

Preparation: The targeted area is marked, and a numbing solution is injected to minimize pain and bleeding.

Ultrasound Fat Breakdown: A special probe emitting ultrasound waves is used to break down fat cells without harming other tissues.

Suction Removal: Once the fat cells are liquefied, they’re removed via a thin tube.

Recovery: After the procedure, there’s a recovery period that may involve wearing a compression garment to reduce swelling and support the newly contoured areas.

Areas commonly treated with VASER liposuction are the tummy, love handles, thighs, buttocks, arms, back, neck, and chest in men (for conditions like excessive breast tissue).

However, it’s important to discuss the risks and benefits of this procedure with a qualified professional as there are potential risks such as infection, bleeding, or uneven contours. That is why we recommend getting Vaser liposuction from the qualified aesthetic surgeons from Manchester Private Hospital.

Vaser Liposuction vs Traditional Liposuction

Both VASER liposuction and traditional liposuction are effective methods for removing stubborn fat deposits from various body areas, offering patients a way to reshape and contour their figures. However, they differ in their approaches and techniques, each having its own set of advantages and considerations.

Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction has been a longstanding method used to address localized fat pockets that resist diet and exercise. The procedure involves the following steps:

  • Tumescent Fluid Infiltration: A solution comprising saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine is infused into the targeted area. This solution helps in numbing the area, minimizing blood loss, and making it easier to operate.
  • Insertion of Cannula: Small incisions are made through which a vacuum-assisted cannula is inserted. This cannula mechanically breaks up and suctions out the fat cells.
  • Fat Removal: The emulsified fat is removed by a gentle sweeping motion of the cannula, resulting in a reduction of fat in the treated area.

VASER Liposuction

VASER liposuction, a relatively newer technique, also addresses unwanted fat deposits but employs a different approach:

  • Tumescent Solution Administration: Similar to traditional liposuction, a saline solution mixed with lidocaine and epinephrine is injected into the targeted area to prepare it for the procedure.
  • Ultrasound Emulsification: Instead of using a mechanical cannula, VASER liposuction utilizes ultrasound energy. A specialized probe is inserted, emitting ultrasonic waves that break down and emulsify the fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues.
  • Aspiration of Emulsified Fat: Once the fat is emulsified, it is gently suctioned out, requiring less force and trauma compared to traditional liposuction.

Comparing the Two Techniques

  • Mechanical vs. Ultrasonic Fat Breakdown: Traditional liposuction relies on a cannula for mechanical breakdown, while VASER uses ultrasound energy, causing less trauma to the body.
  • Recovery: While the recovery periods for both procedures are similar, VASER liposuction may require less downtime due to its less invasive nature.
  • Precision and Effectiveness: VASER liposuction is often considered more precise in targeting fat, offering smoother results in certain areas due to the ultrasound’s ability to selectively break down fat cells.

How Will Does It Take to Heal From Vaper Liposuction?

Wondering when you’ll see the effects of your Vaser Lipo treatment? Well, right after the procedure, you’ll notice some swelling in the areas where your surgeon removed fat. That puffiness typically starts to go down within the first week, but it might take about six weeks for it to completely disappear. To help reduce this swelling, your plastic surgeon might suggest wearing a compression garment during your recovery phase.

Now, let’s talk about the day-to-day post-op experience. The day after your surgery, you’re likely to feel sore. No surprises there! Your doctor might give you pain medication to ease any discomfort. It’s crucial to follow their instructions for resting and taking your meds to manage any discomfort. Wearing your compression garment is key to keep that swelling in check.

During your recovery, you might have drains at the incision sites ‚Äď totally normal stuff. These drains are there to ensure a speedy and less painful recovery by preventing fluid buildup around the wounds. Expect similar experiences on the second day post-surgery. Keep up with wearing your compression garment and stay hydrated for a smoother recovery process.

One Week After Surgery

Once you hit the one-week mark following your liposuction, you’ll notice the toughest phase of recovery is behind you. By now, the pain should have notably decreased compared to those initial days post-surgery. Typically, at this point, you can start working from home again. Remember, you’ll still need to wear your compression garments for another week. Additionally, you can start cutting back on your pain meds, taking them only when you really need them.

One Month After  Surgery

Once you reach the one-month post-liposuction mark, you should be feeling way better ‚Äď say goodbye to any discomfort or pain you might have experienced. You’ll start noticing the effects of the liposuction treatment, although there might still be a tad bit of swelling sticking around. Those incision sites might still show some bruising, but it’s fading away nicely as time goes on.

At this stage, your surgeon will likely give you the green light to ease back into some light exercises. But hold off on any heavy lifting or super strenuous activities for a bit longer. Thinking about getting back to your regular job? In most cases, it’s usually alright, but if your job involves a lot of physical activity, it’s smart to check in with your surgeon first to make sure you’re good to go.

Three Months After  Surgery

Around the three-month mark after your liposuction, you’re in for some exciting updates! By this time, between six weeks to two months after the treatment, you’ll likely notice some fantastic changes. Sure, there might still be a smidge of swelling or bruising hanging around, but don’t let that overshadow the significant improvement in how you look and feel.

Depending on how speedily you’re recovering, you might be ready to gradually get back into heavier lifting or more intense workouts.

The scars might still be there, but chances are they’re tiny and quite subtle. To help them fade away even more, keep them moisturized, shield them from the sun, or dab on some sunscreen when heading out. These small efforts can go a long way in enhancing their appearance over time.

Final Words

If you stick to a healthy diet and stay active, the results from VASER liposuction can potentially last a lifetime. The great thing is that the treated areas typically don’t regain fat, and if you maintain a healthy weight, the effects remain visible. So, if you’re looking to sculpt your body, consider Manchester Private Hospital. Schedule a consultation with us today.

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