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3 Tips to Minimize Bruising after Liposuction

shutterstock_50329978Liposuction can remove pockets of fat that won’t budge despite diet and exercise, and can be used almost anywhere on the body.*

During traditional tumescent liposuction, a surgeon makes small incisions at the treatment site and inserts a small cannula to dislodge fat, which is then removed using a syringe or vacuum. Typically an outpatient procedure, common side effects of liposuction include bruising and swelling. These generally resolve gradually over the course of recovery, but there are a few things you can do to minimize bruising and expedite the healing process.*

1. Consider VASER®Liposuction

VASER® liposuction uses ultrasonic waves to break up fat cells and make them easier to remove.* Also known as LipoSelection®, this lipo technique can result in less bruising than traditional liposuction because less physical force is required on the part of the surgeon.*

2. Use the Healing Power of Arnica

Arnica is an over-the-counter remedy that’s sometimes used to treat muscle soreness and bruising. It is available as a gel, in capsule form or as a dissolving tablet. Taken preoperatively with your surgeon’s permission, arnica may help to mitigate post-surgical bruising.*

3. Find a Liposuction Specialist

Regardless of which liposuction method you choose, nothing is more important than the surgeon who performs the procedure. A board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in the art of liposuction can custom-tailor your treatment to meet your unique needs. A practiced and skillful technique is the best way to ensure minimal post-surgical bruising, no matter which liposuction method you choose.*

While nothing will completely prevent bruises from forming as a result of your liposuction procedure, these simple steps may help to minimize post-liposuction bruising.*

*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.

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