I had Vaser lip on the inner and back of my thighs yesterday at the Cosmos Clinic Gold Coast. I arrived at 9am, went straight in to see Dr Kim and talk through and sign any documents. He gave me a relaxing tablet to take the edge off the nerves and then i tried on my suit. The suit comes just below the knees and right up to below your chest with zips and clips down the sides. It has a hole underneath to allow you to go to the toilet without taking it off.
After trying this on, he drew on my legs with a marker pen the areas to be treated. Then i was taken into the theatre room and had an IV put in and had a mix of sedation solution injected into it. Dr Kim talked me through the process and said he would advise me at every step what he was doing. After the IV he numbed the area for the incision and then injected the local anaesthetic throughout the area of each thigh to be treated- front and back.
I was given Gas to take as and when i wanted. Once the area was numb he started with the vaser part where he melts the fat- I literally just felt a prodding but no pain. At one point i felt a little heat, but i was able to tell him and he sorted it quickly. This process was really comfortable. After the melting he said he was going to start the sucking machine. I could hear the machine, but i was in such a comfortable state i really didn't care what was happening lol. I remember feeling really happy that my annoying fat that never went was being sucked away for good! I could see the fat moving up into the container through the tube- fascinating really! At this point i remembered thinking how vaser is quite different to normal lipo as it really does remove the fat and limited other areas - tissues etc and blood. You can see the pure fat being suctioned.
After doing my front i was asked to stand and he marked up any further areas that needed treating- as gravity of course affects how our bodies look. Then i was asked to turn to do the back. The process was repeated, and again, there really was no discomfort that i recall, and at any point when i felt more pressure i just sucked the happy gas. :-)
All in all i think it took approx 45mins... then the nurses put on my compression garment and i walked into the recovery room where they gave me time to snooze and some tea and biscuits. I was feeling fine. I think overall i was at the clinic 3 hours and went home wrapped in 2 blues to soak up all the leakage as they leave the incisions open to all for the excess fluid to be naturally removed. I still couldn't really feel any discomfort, just a tightness. I went home and into bed for a few hours. When i got up my bluey wraps were soaked in fluid. I was fully aware of this happening so i was prepared mentally, so make sure you prepare yourself otherwise it can be a shock to see that amount! There are no pads underneath the garment as it can affect the compression of the suit, therefore the leaking does go over the suit and then onto the bog bluies... which is a little uncomfortable but you et use to it.
I am on day 1 today, and i didn't sleep well i have to say... You are given anti sickness tablets, antibiotics and panadene forte to take when required and i felt fine until bed time last night then it felt sore and a slight burning sensation. I took panadene forte and it was fine. Its hard getting comfortable when you usually sleep on your side or front and this was a little uncomfortable. This morning i feel ok, just tight legs that feel like i have run a 20-50k marathon lol! But i can already see the nice curve he has created instead of the horrible bulge i had, so that exciting to see.
Apparently i had 375ml of fat- the same as a can of coke removed from each inner/back thigh area! Very exciting to know that horrible bulge is gone. I always had problems with trousers fitting me in this area and could never loose weight there- every where else but never there!
I will post my before pictures when i am able to get them off the doctor, as i stupidly didn't take any! so sorry... i will post some progress ones over the next few days though. I want to make sure i am informing anyone who is thinking of this as i was so reassured my members of the community on real self, and it really is great to have the real reviews.