Working out After Vaser Liposuction?

I am considering vaser hi def liposuction and have several questions I hope someone out there can help me with. I am a bodybuilder and am wondering how long will it be before I can start to seriously lift weight again after the procedure?

Also, will body fat start to accumulate in other areas of my body to restore it to my "set-point" body fat percentage? I am currently at 8% body fat and just want to remove the fat around my abs and love handles, which is not that much. Thanks!

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Working Out After Vaser Liposuction

Some 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. 

Swelling 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.

Working Out After Vaser Liposuction

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Some 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. 

Swelling 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.

To get the best outcome, need to resume exercise slowly

Hi there-

After removing any existing fat from the subcutaneous space, it is important to allow the skin to seal itself to the underlying muscle layer... if exercise is resumed too early, the movement will disrupt this healing process and you will not get the outcome you desire, or worse...

I usually recommend 3-4 weeks before exercise is permitted, and another week before vigorous exercise (heavy weights) would be allowed.

There is no reason to believe that your body will produce more fat cells, or that the remaining fat cells in other locations would enlarge in response to removal of fat cells from your problem areas. This does not happen, and is the basis for all liposuction- in other words, liposuction of any kind works because we know the body will not produce more fat cells.

VASER is a great tool, and the Hi Def technique has been very successful in my practice- I hope you get what you want!

To get the best outcome, need to resume exercise slowly

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Hi there-

After removing any existing fat from the subcutaneous space, it is important to allow the skin to seal itself to the underlying muscle layer... if exercise is resumed too early, the movement will disrupt this healing process and you will not get the outcome you desire, or worse...

I usually recommend 3-4 weeks before exercise is permitted, and another week before vigorous exercise (heavy weights) would be allowed.

There is no reason to believe that your body will produce more fat cells, or that the remaining fat cells in other locations would enlarge in response to removal of fat cells from your problem areas. This does not happen, and is the basis for all liposuction- in other words, liposuction of any kind works because we know the body will not produce more fat cells.

VASER is a great tool, and the Hi Def technique has been very successful in my practice- I hope you get what you want!

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