i had liposuction 2.5 weeks ago at outer thighs and buttocks. my left side looks good, only a bit of swelling almost no bruises, but my right side is and was from the start still much more bumpy and swollen with a bit more bruises and swelling dont seem to improve. is that normal and what can i do against it?
Bumpy After Liposuction
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Please ask your surgeon if massage is okay before proceeding.
Liposuction most of the time leaves damage to your skin like bruising's, bumps, and swelling. So it is not uncommon that you have those symptoms on one side of your leg. As for the difference of your left side, it takes much longer than 2 and half weeks to get complete results so give it some time. It may take up to 6 months.
Asymmetries following liposuction
At 2.5 weeks you are still quite early in the healing process. What you see now may not be present or as significant at 6 months or more. Asymmetry can be related to multiple factors including not only the surgical performance but also pre-existing issues and even positional issues such as what side do you sleep on at night.
I would share your concerns with your surgeon and then be patient, giving it at least 6 months. Sometimes wearing a garment or massaging the area can be helpful. Obtain recommendations from your surgeon.
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Liposuction Takes A Full 3 Months Before You Can Judge The Final Result
No matter how it is done, liposuction is a traumatic procedure to the tissues treated. It does result in considerable swelling and bruising and it is impossible to judge the final result until all of this has cleared. At just 2 1/2 weeks, you have a ways to go until this happens. It will take a full 3 months before you can definitely see how well reduced and how smooth the overlying skin will be.
Bumpy After Liposuction
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