What Preparations Should I Make Before Undergoing Liposuction?

By: Dr. Dimara Vega


VASER liposuction improves body contours by removing stubborn fat pockets that won't go away with regular diet and exercise. This innovative procedure uses ultrasound technology to break down fat cells before removal, resulting in smoother and more precise outcomes than traditional liposuction. But to achieve the best possible results, it's important to meet with a professional like Dr. Dimara Vega and learn how to prepare for treatment.

Below, our team members at BeyondBela Aesthetics & Wellness discuss the necessary preparations when undergoing VASER liposuction in Brandon, FL. We can help you feel confident and comfortable throughout the process.

VASER liposuction consultation

A consultation is the first step toward achieving your body contouring goals. During this appointment, Dr. Vega will evaluate your medical history and discuss any medications you're taking or have recently taken and any health conditions that could affect the procedure. We then describe how VASER works, what to expect during and after treatment, and what liposuction recovery might look like.

This is also an opportunity for you to express your concerns about VASER liposuction. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care and addressing any anxieties you may have.

Preparation instructions

Once Dr. Vega has given you the green light for VASER liposuction in Brandon, FL, we may provide specific guidelines such as:

  • Stop taking certain prescriptions: Some medications increase bleeding during surgery, so be sure to inform Dr. Vega of everything you're taking.
  • Stop smoking: If you smoke, we strongly suggest quitting. Smoking can ruin your recovery and increase your risk of serious complications.
  • Arrange for transportation: You won't be able to drive after undergoing body contouring, so make sure a trusted adult can take you home.
  • Plan for recovery: You'll need to take some time off from work and other activities to recover from VASER liposuction.

How to prepare for VASER liposuction recovery

Preparing for recovery is just as important as preparing for the fat removal procedure itself. Here are some tips to help you get ready:

  • Fill any prescriptions: Dr. Vega may prescribe medications to ease discomfort and promote natural healing.
  • Stock up on healthy foods: Eating well can help speed up healing and improve results. Make sure you have plenty of nutritious snacks and easy-to-make meals ready.
  • Buy comfortable clothing: You'll need to wear loose clothing after liposuction, so invest in comfortable, breathable fabrics.
  • Arrange for help: You may need assistance with daily tasks like cooking and cleaning. Make sure you have someone who can help you out.

How long is VASER liposuction recovery?

Recovery time differs from person to person. Swelling and bruising are common after fat removal, but these side effects should subside within a few weeks. Once the swelling has gone down, you should see your new and improved body contours. Patients often report feeling back to normal after 4 – 6 weeks.

Follow-up appointments are essential for VASER liposuction patients. Remember to attend all appointments so Dr. Vega can monitor your healing.

Book a consultation for VASER liposuction

VASER liposuction can help you feel more confident in your body. Now that you know how to prepare for this state-of-the-art procedure, it's time to take the next step. Contact BeyondBela Aesthetics & Wellness and book a consultation with Dr. Dimara Vega. Our team will guide you through every step and ensure you have a positive experience with body contouring in Brandon, FL.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.