How Long Should the Hardness Last Post Midsection Liposuction?

  • 40yearoldmom
  • 1 year ago

I'm in my fourth week of recovery and I've been diligent about wearing the compression garment, even doubling up because I was told I needed to have a strong compression. I've lost a little bit and I like what I am seeing but I still feel a lot of hardness and presumably swelling.

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Hi there, welcome!

I know it's been a couple of weeks since you posted this, has the hardness and swelling gone down any, or do you still have it?


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There is still some hardness in the lower section under the belly button and above it. I'm sort of thinking I'll have to have a second procedure to get the results I need. Its been 6 weeks now and I know I may have to wait until 6 months to see the final results.
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Yes, I've read that full results don't come through until 6 months or so have passed. Have you had a follow-up with your doctor, to discuss your concerns and recovery?

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Nothing since the first follow-up to check that I was healing and draining had stopped.
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Maybe you should contact them, even by phone/email, just to ask a couple questions and put your mind at ease. I've read that it can take upto 6 months for all of the swelling to go away and the full results to come through, but if your concerned you should definitely speak with your doctor.

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