26 Days Post Op Liposuction of Abd, Flanks, Thighs. How To Get Rid of Hardness From Water Retention?

My lower abdomen is hard. I was told is accumulation of water. How to get rid of that?

Doctor Answers (2)

Liposuction and abdominal firmness

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Most likely if your surgeon said it is hard from edema( swelling, it will take a few weeks for this to soften. It may take several months for the swelling to dissipate completely.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Hardness post Lipo

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Edema is the medical term for what you are experiencing. Edema goes away a lot quicker with compressions, it will take 6 weeks minimum or up to 6 months max.

Scott Loessin, MD
Key West Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

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