Dear DreamBig, Thank you for your question and post-operative photograph. You appear to have some bruising of the hips and upper buttocks. This is most likely from the after effects of the liposuction, which is done with a blunt cannula. Also, the bruising that can occur after liposuction tends to drift backward and downward, because of the effects of gravity. In most cases, the bruising will resolve over the next 2 weeks. I recommend that you follow up with your surgeon soon. Best of luck with your recovery, Dr. Richard Wellington Swift
Is This Bruising Normal After Tummy Tuck with Lipo? (photo)
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Bruising Common after Tummy Tuck and Liposuction
It shall improve
Well,bruising is common after liposuction & may last 1-2 weeks normally.How long ago did you have this surgery?If it does not improve within 2 weeks,please contact your surgeon.
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It is normal to bruise
Yes it is normal to bruise your body has gone through a trauma being that the cannula ( the tube used to remove the fat during the liposuction ) was inserted under the skin various times so that causes a trauma to body being that it is not used to that. Some people bruise more and other less really every body is different and reacts differently , so yes you have nothing to worry about it is completely normal and it will fade.
The amount of bruising you have can be normal after surgery. Bruising usually resolves completely without any issues. Rest assured that you should be fine after your recovery period.
Thank you for your question.
Bruising after surgery
It's hard to tell the extent of your bruising but the photo looks like relatively normal bruising from lipo of the hips/flanks. It should improve with time.
Bruising after tt and lipo
You don't mention how long after surgery you are, and this doesn't look like your tummy.
This looks typical of lipo bruising, and nothing to worry about. Looks like about a week out or so.
Bruising after lipo and tummy tuck
Bruising is common after any liposuction procedure, although you have a little more than average. It will change color and fade over time. It may color lower structures as it is drawn down thru the tissues by gravity. You do not need to be alarmed. Swelling and tenderness are completely normal at this stage.
Bruising after liposuction
This is typical, although not desirable, bruising after liposuction of the waist and hip area. It is swollen, tender which is also normal. It will probably take a few weeks to resolve, and it will continue to travel downwards and change colors as it fades away.
Best of luck!
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