I had laser lipo a week ago on my upper and lower abs and love handles. The next day after my procedure, I was very pleased with my results. Next week all of a sudden my stomach became very swollen and hard! bigger than it was before I had the procedure. I feel I have not accomplished anything.
Why is Body Bigger After Smart Lipo Than Before?
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Swelling after smart lipo
Post liposuction swelling
Almost any form of liposuction or for that matter surgery will cause post-surgical swelling. This is usually worst a few days after surgery and gradually subsides over several months.
It is the normal healing process
You had lipo only a week ago and you still have a lot of swelling. You need to make sure that your salt intake is limited and be patient.
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Don't be discouraged
Try not to worry. There is typically a 2-3 week period where there is swelling and changes to the tissues. You can experience swelling, firmness or hard areas and even areas that appear to be uneven or asymmetric. These are all temporary and usually disappear by 2-3 months. It will take about 3 months to reach the maximal effect. Keep in touch with your physician, follow his/her instructions and try not to worry.
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