Vaser High Def Lipo STILL Rockin' 5 Years After!
Dr. Andrew Kaczynski (Sac'to, CA) did my Vaser High Definition Lipo on my torso, front and back, in August 2009. I had previously had traditional lipo on the same area done in 2004 by a different surgeon, but had been left with a ropey patch of scar tissue across my abs, plus the same banana rolls of fat on my back that looked completely unchanged - as if the first surgeon had run out of time and never even touched them. I had tried exercise and a course of endermologie treatments to work that scar tissue down - to absolutely NO avail! It was just incredibly frustrating to see that stubborn garden hose of hard scar tissue across my abs - definitely NOT a bikini bod.
Before choosing Dr. K, I first did some basic research on the web to see what form of lipo might work best. I was looking for a technology that was cutting edge, effective and above all, SAFE. It seemed that back in 2009, Vaser High Def lipo fit the bill. I next found surgeons in my general area who were trained to perform the procedure, and that's how I discovered Dr. K. In reviewing his website, I was impressed with his level of experience and the before/after shots posted. I had a consultation, and found him extremely candid, direct and credible. He took me on a tour of the surgi-center in his office where he performs his surgery. That in-house surgical center was another factor that persuaded me to go with Dr. K. He is scrupulous in hygiene and safety! Subsequently, I also talked with the CRN who handled the anesthesia - another extremely critical concern of mine, as I'd had a very rough recovery from ketamine used on my surgery in 2004. She assured me that she'd keep me *just* under enough so I'd never be aware of the surgical trauma, but the recovery would be nausea-free. She was as good as her word!
My procedure lasted just under 4 hours, during which Dr. K removed 2,000 ccs of fat (about 8.5 cups' worth!). I had a very smooth recovery from the anesthesia, and was able to manage the pain afterwords with Hydrocodone. I did experience ONE bout of nausea a few days after surgery when I returned to Dr. K so he could remove two of the four drainage tubes from my torso. When I got the final two tubes removed a few days after that, I had no more nausea!
All that said, the recovery is not trivial! For about 10 days, it truly felt like I'd had my torso run over by a burning steamroller. The results gradually appear, and seem to achieve their best about 6 mos post - so plan ahead for the summer! Dr. K had me wear a special foam wrap around my torso for a couple weeks, then I transitioned to a support garment for several more weeks. Incredibly, that foam wrap prevents any bruising - and I am a prolific bruiser/sweller! Not ONE bruise was to be seen on my torso.
I am now almost FIVE years post, and at 58, still have my bikini bod thanks to Dr. K's sculpting technique and my own determination and hard work to keep it that way. I told Dr. K "I'm your poster gal for the almost-60 bikini bod babes!" :-) Very, very satisfied with my results. Maybe not the easiest surgery to have, but absolutely worth it.
I have a regular fitness regimen, so this "liposculpture" just addressed some stubborn areas as well as fixed the poor results from my earlier surgery.