What is Recovery Like After VASER Liposuction Treatment?

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Liposuction is among the most widely performed cosmetic procedures each year, helping thousands of patients finally shed stubborn pockets of fat and achieve the slimmer, more attractive contours they desire when diet and exercise fail. At The Plastics Doc, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Samuel Salcedo is committed to utilizing the most advanced and effective techniques and technologies available today and is proud to offer VASER liposuction. With VASER liposuction, Dr. Salcedo can remove resistant fat cells with extreme precision for targeted body sculpting, and patients near Beverly Hills and Riverside, CA can enjoy the added benefit of fewer postoperative side effects and, in most cases, a quicker recovery compared to traditional liposuction. Take a closer look at what to expect with VASERlipo recovery here, and learn more about how this exciting procedure can help you achieve your body contouring goals more easily than ever before.

What’s the difference between VASERlipo vs. regular liposuction?

VASER liposuction is a specialized fat removal technique that involves the use of acoustic sound energy to gently dislodge fat cells, making them easier to extract from the body and limiting postoperative side effects by preventing damage to healthy tissues. During VASER liposuction, a tumescent fluid solution is injected into the treatment area, and a handheld cannula (or wand) is inserted beneath the skin through a small incision. The sound wave energy is then administered to break up the fat cells, allowing Dr. Salcedo to suction them from the body without the manual force required by traditional liposuction, which is responsible for much of the postoperative bruising and swelling that follows regular lipo. Additionally, VASERlipo allows for the precise and targeted removal of fat cells between and around muscles, helping patients achieve a more defined, contoured new look.

Where can VASER liposuction be used?

Some of the most common treatment areas for VASERlipo include:

  • Stomach (abs)
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

If you have stubborn fat in other areas, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Salcedo whether VASERlipo or another body contouring procedure may be most appropriate and effective for you.

What should I expect during recovery after VASER liposuction?

VASER liposuction recovery is similar to recovery after traditional liposuction in some ways, though most patients enjoy a quicker and more comfortable recovery with VASERlipo vs. regular lipo. Almost immediately after VASERlipo, patients can expect some minor bruising and swelling. These side effects are typically much milder than with traditional lipo and should resolve on their own within just a few days.

Additionally, Dr. Salcedo may recommend the wide awake liposuction technique, which also helps to cut down on recovery time when compared with procedures performed under general anesthesia. On average, most patients are able to return to the majority of their daily activities as soon as one week after VASERlipo. Still, strenuous physical activity may be restricted for longer, and patients should follow their surgeon’s individual instructions closely, as recovery guidelines can vary from patient to patient based on unique case factors. With proper aftercare, you can set yourself up for an efficient recovery that allows you to enjoy your VASER liposuction results safely and sooner.

Show off your slim and sexy new look sooner with VASERlipo in Corona, CA

If you have thought about liposuction but have concerns about a lengthy recovery period, you may be surprised to learn just how quick recovery after VASER liposuction can be for many patients. For more information about the compelling benefits of VASERlipo, including minimal downtime and stunning results, call The Plastics Doc to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Riverside, CA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Samuel Salcedo today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.