Potential risks from the VASER Liposuction procedure:
The VASER Liposuction procedure is considered extremely safe. Since the nerves and blood vessels are not disturbed in the process, there is little bruising or pain. On the rare chance, more serious complications can occur. The risks of VASER Liposuction Procedure can include excessive bleeding, infection, and contour irregularities. Risks and complications from a VASER Liposuction procedure are significantly reduced by selecting a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, like Dr. Lohner.
The recovery after a VASER Lipo procedure:
The VASER Liposuction procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, so patients are home resting that same afternoon. Initially, some mild pain may be experienced, but Dr. Lohner will prescribe appropriate pain medications to keep his patients resting comfortably at home. Some swelling and stiffness can be expected. Slight drainage from the incision sites is normal; this is the last of the Tumescent fluid draining out. This can occur for one to two days after the operation. A compression garment may be worn for several weeks, to promote proper healing. Bruising can be noted at early in the recovery process, but will quickly fade.
In four to seven days, patients generally feel well enough to return to work. After about two weeks, gentle exercise can be resumed, but strenuous activities should wait for up to four weeks. After 10 days, patients should begin softly massaging the treated areas, smoothing out contouring irregularities and controlling swelling. A follow-up visit will be scheduled four days after the procedure, for Dr. Lohner to check on the patient’s healing progress.