I'm wanting to vaserlipo done on my tummy, hips and butt. I need to know my limitations after surgery?

My husband is in a wheelchair and I am the one who has to get his chair in and out of the car. Wearing the compression garments, will it be a problem if I do that only a couple days after vaserlipo?

Doctor Answers 3

Can I Limit My Use of Compression Garments So I Can Help Husband with Wheelchair?

The garments would not be the limiting factor in your comfort and mobility, and they are quite necessary for your recovery. They hold fluid in your vascular system, and if you have a lot of lipo and do not have counter pressure from the garments, you can swell up and lose intra-vascular fluid into the liposuctioned areas. That is like becoming dehydrated and you could feel weak, get dizzy or even faint.  
 It is better to take a mild pain medication, like ibuprofen and be careful in your movements, but not to remove the garments.

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Recovery afte Vaser Lipo

Thank you for your question.

I would advised you to plant a little longer time for your recovery -2 weeks on average and even after that you will need to be careful with building your physical strength. Looking after your husband will be too challenging if you not well yourself.

I our clinic we did study looking at 120 cases of our patients ans saw that on average it takes 14-16 days for bruising, swelling to subside. 

I hope this helps.

Alexandra Chambers, MD, PhD
London Dermatologist
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I'm wanting to vaserlipo done on my tummy, hips and butt. I need to know my limitations after surgery?

I think that you will likely need someone else to help during your recovery, as the strenuous nature of being the caregiver is too much for the first 3 to 4 weeks.

Liposuction results are highly surgeon dependent. Find a plastic surgeon with elite credentials who performs hundreds of liposuction and liposuction revision procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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