Summer is around the corner, and while many people will be excitedly planning their summer wardrobe and thinking about the events they’ll be going to, others might be feeling a little more self-conscious.
It’s perfectly normal to feel more aware of your looks during the summer months – clothes are often tighter or more revealing, which doesn’t feel great if you don’t feel happy in your own skin. If you need a little confidence boost, then VASER Liposuction could help, but when is the best time to have it done?
VASER Lipo is an excellent option for anyone who wants a little help to shift stubborn areas of fat, or even if you’ve been working hard at the gym and want to look more chiselled. VASER Liposuction works by removing select fat deposits to reshape and sculpt the body. This means that you could have this procedure to reduce the appearance of a double chin or to make your abdominal muscles more prominent.
When planning your procedure, you need to think about the events that you want to be summer-ready for and when they are – the downtime for this procedure is minimal, but you need to plan your recovery around any big trips. You should also factor in time for your consultation and for you to reflect on the information you’ve heard, as well as aftercare appointments if you decide to go ahead with a treatment.
When you contact Hans Place for a consultation, you’ll be contacted by phone to set up an in-person consultation within a few days. At your consultation, you will have a discussion to ensure that this is the best procedure for you, what areas you want to target and any risks involved.
After your consultation, take as much time as you need to make sure that you want to go ahead with the procedure. Some people will feel confident in their decision on the same day, but others may take a few weeks to decide what’s right for them.
The procedure itself is very quick – you will be seen as a day patient, and you don’t need any general anaesthetic. The procedure takes between 1 and 3 hours, depending on the size of the area and the amount of sculpting you agree with your clinician. After your procedure, you can expect to be free to go home around 30-45 minutes after your procedure.
VASER Liposuction is minimally-invasive, but it’s still considered a minor surgical procedure and comes with some downtime. For the first few days, you may feel a bit sore, and the wounds are likely to leak a little. This is a positive sign, not something to worry about, but you should plan to take a couple of days off of work.
You can get up and move around as soon as you feel able to do so, and walking can actually help you to heal. After two weeks, you can usually return to gentle exercise and then work your way up to higher intensity.
After your treatment, you will be given a compression garment to wear. This garment will encourage your body to heal without a lot of fluid building up. It’s important to wear the compression garment in order to see the best results from your procedure.
The length of time that you will need to wear compression depends on the procedure that you had done. For under chin treatments, you’ll need to wear the compression garment continuously for three days, followed by wearing it overnight for three weeks. Other parts of your body will require you to wear the compression garment for up to 6 weeks, but your clinician will go through this with you at your consultation.
Ultimately, VASER Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure with very minimal downtime. For most procedures, you can expect to need around one week to heal before you start going to summer events, so you don’t need to get the treatment months in advance. However, you can get the treatment further ahead if you want to be fully healed before starting your summer social calendar.
If you’re considering getting VASER Liposuction treatment, then we’d like to invite you to book a consultation with Hans Place as soon as you feel ready. You’ll learn a lot about the procedure during your consultation, which will help you to decide if it’s right for you, and ensure you have lots of time to think about the information you’ve been given.
VASER Liposuction is just one of the many treatments that Hans Place offers to help you feel more confident before the summer season. If you’re not sure what would be the best fit for you, then get in touch to discuss the different options available to help you feel your best this year.