Liposonix Recovery

What is Liposonix

Liposonix fat reduction is a treatment option for people who are struggling to reduce stubborn fat pockets, but do not want to undergo cosmetic surgery. One of the key concerns, particularly for working individuals and busy mothers is that a surgery typically involves a longer recovery period and may have a higher risk of post-operative complications.

This is where a procedure such as Liposonix becomes highly useful for such patients because it involves a much faster and simpler recovery process as compared to a surgery. Dr. Bryson Richards is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing Liposonix and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities.


Almost No Downtime

Unlike a plastic surgery procedure such as liposuction, Liposonix does not involve any cuts or incisions. This ensures that the patient does not go through a period of post-op pain and discomfort, and requires no pain medications during recovery. The process of recovery in Liposonix is quite simple and causes no hindrance in the patient’s everyday life or roles and responsibilities at the workplace.

Busy people prefer such a procedure because it can easily fit into their busy schedule, and they can simply return to their normal activities or go back to work right after the Liposonix procedure. The procedure does not interfere their life because it does not involve almost any downtime in most of the cases. The treatment session will last for just one hour, and a working individual may simply receive the treatment during lunch hour, and return to work immediately after that.


Mild Post-op Symptoms

While Liposonix does not involve any scalpel, needles or even lasers, the ultrasound energy will generate some degree of heat in the targeted areas to disintegrate fat cells. This can create a mild tingling sensation during the treatment, which may linger afterwards for some time. Some patients may feel slightly uncomfortable for a few hours after the treatment, but it will not be painful.

Very mild bruising, swelling, and redness may be experienced after Liposonix treatment, which will dissipate quickly. Particularly where the cosmetic surgeon or another treatment provider makes use of the latest Liposonix technology, mild or no discomfort may be experienced. Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas for Liposonix.


Pain and Swelling

Each individual may have a different degree of pain and anxiety tolerance. The treatment expert may provide some medications about 30 minutes prior to the procedure. If the patient wants to avoid the medications, they should have someone to drive them back home and preferably stay overnight. The treatment provider’s office may also arrange a cab for the patient, if necessary.

While redness will resolve in a few hours after Liposonix procedure, swelling can take a few days in some cases. The patient may have to wear a compression garment in the treated area during this period to minimize swelling and improve comfort. The treatment provider may recommend wearing compression garment for two to three days after the Liposonix treatment.


If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

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