- Immediately after the procedure, you will recover in the designed area for roughly 2 hours.
- While being monitored you will be offered a snack and a hot drink.
- If there are no issues, you will be discharged home under the supervision of an adult.
The first two days following the procedure can be rough, but people usually recover rather quickly from a VASER liposuction procedure.
Regarding the management of pain following VASER lipo, our patients do just fine on paracetamol. Of course, stronger pain killers are available, but usually, our patients don’t complain of feeling pain but more of an achy feeling, and especially in the first two days and if they have treated large areas as if they ran a marathon.
You can expect some fluid leaking from the 4 mm incisions that we make to melt the fat.
The leaking fluid is the remaining tumescent solution mixed to a residual melted fat.
To facilitate this fluid leakage we usually insert in the flanks and abdominal incisions tiny 2 cm long drains only half of which gets into the skin, leaving the rest sticking out.
These drains dramatically reduce the amount of fluid trapped in the treated areas following the procedure and help “drying up” the area. This leads to an optimal re-draping of the skin and a great skin contraction.
In case you will have drains inserted at the end of the procedure, you will have them removed after 1 week, at our first follow up appointment.
The other follow up appointments that we will offer will be at 6 weeks and at 6 months following the procedure.
At the 6 weeks follow up we will be able to assess you free of any scar tissue, persistent swelling and other transient complications. At the 6 months landmark that will be when we will be sure that what we see is the final result, as not only the fat will be removed and the scar tissue will be gone, but the skin quality would have improved to the fullest. So that if you wish to have more treatments in the same area we can provide them at that stage knowing that we can work on a body part that has finished its recovery and improvement from the previous surgery.
Following our procedures, we recommend Lymphatic drainage massages which vary in number based on the areas that are treated.
Check our post-operative care page for more information.