A surgical drain is a tube used to remove pus, blood or other fluids from a wound. Patients who have had significant fat removal usually from their abdomen or back may require drains to be inserted. These will remain in place for up to 5 days before being removed by the surgeon or their nursing team in clinic.
VASER Liposuction After Procedure
Swelling and bruising have usually resolved after 6 weeks.
To help speed-up recovery, we usually suggest a course of MLD Massages after your treatment. At our clinics in London Harley Street, Manchester and Leeds we offer Body Ballancer® treatment which is a compression therapy treatment which can really help with post-liposuction recovery.
You should expect bruising and swelling of the tissues in the area that has been treated but the amount of bruising will depend on your own body’s reaction to the procedure as well as size of the area treated.
You will have small puncture wounds at the sites of the areas being treated. There will be more than one incision as the cannula is inserted from more than one point on the body but these tend to heal up well leaving a small undetectable mark on the skin.
The time recommended to take off work will depend on the amount of areas treated and the type of job that you do. Most patients should be able to return to normal desk-type work within 1 to 3 days after vaser liposuction but some prefer to take a week off to allow for the swelling and drainage to reduce.
We usually advise two to three weeks of general recovery for Vaser Liposuction. Many patients are able to return to their daily activities the day after the treatment or as soon as they feel fit to do so. We recommend that you keep active and go for a few walks in the first few days after the procedure as this will assist drainage of fluid. Strenuous activity involving the area that has been treated should be avoided for about a month as your body continues to heal.