There are many ways to deal with unwanted fat. Latest technologies have come a long way in providing minimally invasive means of dealing with unwanted fat, however they to have their limitation. For many individuals liposuction remains the good trusted and definitive choice. When it comes to removal of undesired body fat; VASER liposuction has been the perfect solution at our Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin since 2008. VASER liposuction is the primary trusted procedure in delivering safe and effective fat removal as well as skin retraction at the same time.
Aside from planning of how you can achieve best results, it’s also wise to think what you can expect in the form of post-operative recovery.
What to expect after liposuction?
Liposuction wounds are tiny and are deliberately left open to drain out. Post liposuction wounds drain from 24-72 hours after your procedure. Most liposuction patients have to deal with dressing their wounds. Although you can do it by yourself, it’s only wise to have someone else help you with the task. Change the absorption pad dressing regularly until seepage stops. It’s advisable to remove and change one dressing at a time.
Unlike other wounds, incision points from liposuction may be a bit tender. It’s advisable to wash around the wounds once or twice a day with a very mild soap. After clean washing your wound, gently pat dry it with clean towel. Be sure that your hands are free from any dirt before cleaning your wounds. It’s also advisable for you to take 15-minute baths for at least 1 week. Don’t worry; the water will not get in!
If you think your wound has an infected, you should not take any antibiotic on your own. Call the clinic and schedule a review. Although antibiotics are fine, it’s still wise to consult initially as we need to treat infections appropriately.
Keeping the liposuction treated area tightly bound in a compression garment will help with the initial drainage and spare the skin from sagging. However, you should also ensure that the compression garment is not too tight. Too tight and you block the healing circulation and too loose, well that’s not good at all. You should also ensure that your garment or binder is clean.
Wounds get itchy every now and then. Instead of scratching your wounds, apply a thin layer of Vaseline to the area surrounding the wound. This will soothe the itchy feeling, sparing the wound to be scratched.
Never take aspirin or any blood thinning medications for at least 2 weeks after the liposuction surgery. Blood thinners will just increase the bleeding and bruising. Other herbal remedies like vitamins and green tea will also thin your blood and should be avoided.
A couple of days after the operation (when the seepage has stopped) you will be allowed to walk around and do light activities. However, you should avoid staying from direct sunlight. Whether or not the wounds have already healed, sunlight can cause problems.
Infected wounds are considered as the most common concern during liposuction recovery. This is caused by wrong management and poor caring for the wounds. It’s advisable not to do any remedial methods if you’re unsure about it. Always keep the wounded areas clean but refrain from using too strong cleansers such as alcohol and strong soap.
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