Liposuction Procedure: What to expect
The day of your procedure has arrived. Up until this time you have been well informed of the procedure, have arranged blood tests so you are ok to go ahead and garments are ready for you after the procedure. You have also asked as many questions as you need to so that you are settled going into the procedure, with not a worry or concern in sight.
4 Hours Before the Procedure:
No more eating or drinking. This can interfere with the sedation given. Keep calm and relax
Half an hour Before the Procedure:
Come into the clinic still in your calm and relaxed mood. Our friendly staff will go over the consent form with you as well as answer any more last minute questions you may have. The consent form will be required to be signed.
The doctor will “mark” your areas being treated. These markings are made as when lying down fat deposits can be harder to see, so gives the surgeon better guidance. Photos will also be taken so these can be compared to your results
An IV is inserted and twilight sedation medication is administered. Tiny incisions are made in the treatment area that are barely 0.5 a cm long so that a cannula can be utilised.
In the first phase, the cannula is used to infiltrate the area to distribute medications.
The second phase is removing the fat and contouring.
And your done!
The nurse will clean you up and put you into your compression garment. Compression garments are used to assist in preventing any swelling and bruising. We recommend getting two garments so that you always have one clean garment to change into. An extra advantage from these surgical compression garments is that loose skin, held firmly against the body, is far more likely to heal without sagging. It is important to be in a proper fitting garment as it will help you recover quicker, safer and more comfortable.
Time to go home
You will generally stay in the recovery area for a few hours and then you are ready to home. You will also be given some pain medication in case it is needed. Ensure that you have a loved one who can come and pick you up. You can continue on as normal. Shower when you like, eat when you like.
As part of the service we provide, a series of 4 massages are encouraged.
6 weeks after the procedure
Lets see those great results! 6 weeks after the procedure, the full results of Vaser Liposuction are evident.
3 months after the procedure
The last follow up. All the swelling will have subsided and healing running its course. If any touchups are required, which is about 5% of cases, it will be evident now. Some more after pictures will be taken.
Enjoy the new YOU. Enjoy a more confident YOU. Enjoy a more positive outlook. Live the life YOU deserve.