Vaser Liposuction: The Recovery
When you get home from the surgery it is important to arrange some time off work. Depending on the type of work that you do, and the extent of the surgery, you may need to allow one week off work to recover.
You will notice that the operated area will become bruised and swollen, this is perfectly normal and to be expected after liposuction. Upon discharge from hospital, you will be provided with pain relief medication to help in the first week or so after the surgery, and you will also have a course of antibiotics to take.
You will notice that the bruising and swelling will start to subside over the first one to three weeks. This varies from person to person of course.
After the surgery you will be given a special compression garment to wear over the operated area. This garment will feel quite tight, and you will wear it for around four to six weeks. This garment is very important because it helps the healing process and reduces post-operative swelling.
Expect some pain and discomfort in the first few weeks, this is usually well tolerated by most patients with the prescribed pain relief medication given upon discharge.
As part of your recovery process our Plastic Surgeon will monitor your recovery over the following weeks and months to ensure that everything is settling well.
You will also have access to our patient care team for ongoing advice and support.