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Making Merry After Vaser Liposuction: Tips for a Swift and Smooth Holiday

The holidays are a time of cheer, merriment, and much indulging in mouthwatering seasonal treats. If you have recently had a liposuction or are planning to have one, it is important to have a quick and clean recovery to enjoy the holiday season fully.

Mrs Nothando (Noni) Zinyemba  |  RGN

Last Updated On: March 13, 2024 | Published On: December 25, 2023

Vaser liposuction is an innovative and safe procedure designed to reduce stubborn fats from certain areas of your body. Unlike traditional liposuction, which comes with some risk and damage to the surrounding tissues, Vaser liposuction is a minimally invasive technique that uses ultrasound technology to break down and liquefy fat cells. 

Since Vaser liposuction only results in tiny incisions around 3 millimetres wide, the patient does not have to suffer long downtimes and can walk out of the office on the same day. However, it is still important for you to follow the post-op instructions provided by your aesthetic surgeon at Manchester Private Hospital.

By fully understanding what to expect after the procedure, you can set yourself on the right track to a quick and smooth recovery.

Top Tips for a Swift and Smooth Holiday Vaser Liposuction Aftercare

Vaser liposuction is a cutting-edge fat-reduction technique that offers a range of benefits. Remember that these benefits can only be fully enjoyed if you exercise the right aftercare.

Here are some tips for a faster recovery during the holiday season.

Start Planning Ahead of the Procedure

The first thing you need to consider when getting a Vaser liposuction surgery is that you will need to plan many things. This means you must take at least one or two weeks off from work. Even though Vaser liposuction is minimally invasive and does not require a hospital stay, you still need to take some time to relax and let yourself fully recover. 

At the Manchester Private Hospital, our aesthetic surgeon will let you know how much downtime you need after the surgery. For example, if you have other work done besides liposuction, like a tummy tuck or breast augmentation, you will need to take more time off than someone who only underwent Vaser liposuction.

If you have children or pets, you must make sure you arrange for their care before you undergo surgery since you won’t be able to care for them properly in the first few days of the surgery. You will also need to hire help or get support from other family members since you won’t be able to do many things on your own, like getting your medication, cooking, running errands, and some self-care at home.

People with Vaser liposuction can only recover quickly; however, recovery time is different for every patient.

Placing everything you need in close quarters near your room is a good idea. This can make it easier for you to get your water, tissues, phone, snacks, computer, medication, books, and other things you use regularly. Setting up this area allows you to have a more convenient, quicker, and self-sufficient recovery period.

Take Proper Care of the Treatment Area

Once you have liposuction, our aesthetic team will provide advice and instructions. Although the incisions made during a Vaser liposuction procedure are tiny, they are still vulnerable to infection and other complications.

By following the doctor’s instructions, you can minimize downtime, recover quickly, and get the desired results.

Wear a Compression Garment

Wearing a compression garment can help reduce the swelling in your body. It will also help retain the shape of your body that your aesthetic surgeon achieved during the procedure.

However, remember that the compression garment isn’t too tight and shouldn’t cut into your incisions. That can aggravate the wounds and result in complications. 

Take it Easy

It’s the holiday season, so sitting back and relaxing and getting help around the house is okay. We strongly recommend that you get assistance to help you around the house for at least one to two days after the surgery.

Take a Walk

The great thing about having a Vaser liposuction is that you don’t have to stay abed. You can take a nice relaxing walk to promote the circulation of blood. However, keep in mind not to overdo it. Increasing the blood flow to various parts of your body will reduce swelling on the surgery site and accelerate the healing process.

Drink Plenty of Water

Most surgical procedures result in loss of water from your body. That is why drinking plenty of water after the procedure is important. Water will also help flush out the lingering anaesthesia from your system and reduce swelling. So make sure to keep yourself well-hydrated.

If you like drinking juices or sports drinks, you can have them too, but make sure they are low in sugar or fat. Limit your consumption of coffee and tea as well, or go for decaf options. These ingredients can dehydrate the body; you don’t want that after surgery.

Your aesthetic surgeon will let you know when it is a good idea to incorporate more sugar and salt into your drinks.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Make sure to consume nutritious food while you are healing so that your body has the necessary source to draw from and can heal quickly. Incorporate fresh fruit, vegetables, lean meat, and whole grains into your diet. 

Increasing your protein intake is a good idea as that can result in quicker muscle recovery and reduce inflammation. Additionally, vitamin-rich food will stimulate collagen production and trigger the healing mechanism. Food rich in fibre will ensure your bowel movement remains regular.

Try taking low-sodium food first since salt increases water retention and can swell your body.

Avoid Smoking and Drinking Alcohol

It is important not to smoke or consume alcohol while you are recovering from a Vaser liposuction surgery. Smoking is a dangerous habit in any circumstance; however, after a surgical procedure, it can be doubly harmful. Smoking constricts the blood vessels, resulting in reduced blood flow and oxygen supply to the brain, resulting in complications like infections and delayed healing.

Likewise, the use of alcohol is also prohibited after a liposuction surgery. Alcohol thins the blood and results in dehydration, which can cause inflammation and delayed healing. It can also result in further, more severe complications.

Avoid Wetting the Incisions

Although a long, hot bath can feel wonderful after surgery, it can wet your incisions. This may increase the risk of infection. Until your incisions heal fully, take only short showers and keep the wounds covered so they remain dry. 

Get Lymphatic Drainage Massages

Consult your surgical team to determine whether getting a lymphatic drainage massage after the surgery is a good idea. These massages can help reduce swelling, soreness, and bruising post-surgery. Remember that lymphatic massages are unlike your regular spa massages, and you will need a trained professional to perform one.

You can also learn the proper technique to perform lymphatic massages on yourself. However, make sure to consult your doctor first.

Report Any Complications Immediately

It is important to remain aware of your body during the recovery process. If you experience any issues like pain, bruising, discolouration, intense itching, or allergic reactions, contact the aesthetic surgeon at Manchester Private Hospital immediately.

They can determine the cause of the issue and take measures to resolve it quickly.

Jingle All the Way to Recovery With Manchester Private Hospital

When considering a Vaser liposuction, choosing a reputable, licensed, and experienced aesthetic surgeon like the one at Manchester Private Hospital is essential.

Call us today at 0161 507 8822 to discuss your case and the cost of our treatments. You can also fill out the online contact form to request a consultation.

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