Vaser Liposuction: The Recovery
You should arrange to take some time off work after the procedure. Most patients will take around a few days to one week off, but if you have had multiple areas treated then you may need a little longer. Most patients recover more quickly with vaser liposuction than traditional liposuction because the procedure is considered not to create as much trauma to the tissues.
After vaser liposuction is it normal to have some bruising and swelling to the treated area and you will have been given pain relief medication and antibiotics to take from the hospital. Take it easy in the first few days.
Allow six weeks before you return to strenuous activities such as gym and contact sports.
In the first week you may notice fluid leaking from the treated site. This is normal and nothing to be alarmed about. This fluid takes on an orange or pink colour.
Make sure you keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of water in the first week or two.
An important part of the recovery process is the earing of a compression garment. This helps the recovery process because it reduces swelling and helps with skin retraction after removal of the fat.
You will wear the garment day and night for around one week after the procedure. Your Plastic Surgeon will advise you as to the length of time that you need to wear the compression garment.
Try to avoid alcohol for the first week after surgery , until you have completed the course of antibiotics. Stop smoking if you can for six weeks after surgery (its also a good idea to stop smoking six weeks before surgery too.)
You may need to change your bedding more frequently in the first week or two after surgery due to leakage.
Your Plastic Surgeon will monitor your recovery in the following months.