Is Power-Assisted Liposuction Painful?
During surgery, patients should feel no pain. After surgery, there is minimal pain because power assisted liposuction causes less trauma to the fat and surrounding tissues. Thus, this results in fewer side effects, including pain. However, pain is largely subjective and some patients may experience worsened side effects for a variety of reasons. Luckily, most patients can manage their pain and side effects with over-the-counter medications and remedies.
What Is The Recovery Time For Power-Assisted Lipo?
Compared with traditional liposuction, power-assisted lipo may allow patients to get back on their feet sooner. Within a few days, patients may usually return to work and exercise in about two weeks. Most daily activities can resume within a couple of days. Dr. Sajan will provide patients with a more accurate timeline based on their medical history and procedure. He will also follow up with them during post-op appointments.
Patients will continue to wear compression garments for several weeks. Over time, they can gradually decrease the amount of time they wear it.
How Soon Will I See The Results?
Patients often notice an immediate slimming effect, but this often gets disguised when swelling sets in. As long as a patient follows post-operative protocols, they should begin to see a difference within a few months. Like all cosmetic surgeries, full results will come in within nine and twelve months.
Can You Get Power-Assisted Lipo Under Local Anesthesia?
Yes, though not everyone is a candidate for this. This can only be done when power assisted liposuction is the only procedure being performed. Additionally, if treating several areas, it may be better to undergo the procedure with general anesthesia. Dr. Sajan can discuss this option with you, especially if you have a high-risk factor. Local anesthesia can make the entire procedure safer and lead to an easier recovery. It does come with discomfort during the procedure and can be painful.
How Much Does Power-Assisted Liposuction Cost In Seattle?
The exact cost of power-assisted lipo in Seattle at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery depends on the specifics of the procedure, such as anesthesia choice, number of areas, combined surgeries, and technical aspects. However, PAL starts at $2,995, but patients will receive a customized price quote based on all of their surgeries and procedures at their consultation.
What is the difference between Vaser and power-assisted liposuction?
The main difference between Vaser and power-assisted liposuction is how the fat is used before being suctioned out through the cannula. Vaser liposuction is based on a minimally invasive technique that uses vibrations to break up fat, while PAL can target larger areas of fat pockets due to the fat removal method of the high-powered cannula.