Caring for Children After Hi Def Vaser Lipo?

hi, i am due to have hi def vaser lipo on my upper and lower abs next week. After, i will only have help looking after my children for the first 48 hours. I am not sure what level of pain to expect - am i going to be okay to look after my kids? They are 2 years old and 8 months old and i will need to pick up the baby also.

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Caring for Children After Hi Def Vaser Lipo

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Many studies indicate that there is less injury to the body with Vaser than with traditional #liposuction. Recovery from Vaser Liposuction is based on the level of soreness and bruising experienced by the patient. But, it can vary among patients. As with traditional liposuction, there are no large incisions  or effect on the muscle and other underlying tissue. Therefore, #healing time may be less than anticipated by most. Therefore, Vaser patients may experience less #pain or discomfort, #swelling (#edema) and bruising post procedure due to the nature of the technique.  

A quicker #recovery for a patient may be two to three weeks without any strenuous activity. This includes the short period of suggested rest of 12-24 hours soon following the procedure. #Exercise and activity are contingent on how the patient feels. Mild activity is not likely to hinder recovery or healing or create problems with recovery.  However, it is recommended to acquire your doctor's permission to do so. Once you begin exercising again, start gently and let your body tell you what it can tolerate. Don’t rush!!

Swelling after #Vaser liposuction is not uncommon. Gentle #walking may increase circulation and help to alleviate swelling. But you must not strain or push yourself. Also, if you were provided a post-procedure #garment, be sure you are wearing it until prescribed otherwise by your doctor. The purpose of the post-procedure #garment is to provide some gentle #support and to reduce swelling. If it feels too tight or causes pain, take it off. Many patients wear the #elastic garment for several weeks after procedures, as directed by their doctor; some choose to wear it longer for several months for comfort.

The final results of the procedure are typically most noticeable 2-4 months following the #Vaser. So, you must have patience. The swelling will gradually diminish while the contours of the treated area(s) can continue to improve up to one year post procedure; becoming more apparent in appearance. If you have concerns about your healing, or pain that you question to be unusual, it is important to call your plastic surgeon to discuss these further asked to be examined. 


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Lipo

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Having Liposuction is a real surgery and caring for children a few days later is not ideal. You will not be able to hold your babies for at least 3 weeks. You do not want to accumulate any seroma because of you activities. I would look to have someone help you for a little longer. You will be very sore after the surgery.

 

 

Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

Minimum recovery after Hidef lipo is one week

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We perform many Hidef lipo procedures at our facility and I always instruct my patients that they will be out of commission for 7-10 days after the procedure. It is very difficult to care for young children after true hidef lipo procedure. The procedure is an all or nothing procedure and should include the entire torso from hip to shoulders and not just the abdomen for proper results. Given the extent of the procedure and extensive daily post-lipo care required, caring for young children and pets is very difficult and we do not recommend it. Additionally, I recommend strong narcotic

 

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon

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