Is It Common to Have Blisters After Tumescent Lipo?

i had tumescent lipo 4 days ago.I had blister on my upper and lower adb.that same day. is that normal?

Doctor Answers 3

Blisters after tumescent liposuction are uncommon and usually caused by tape or the pressure garment.

If you had tumescent liposuction without laser, the most common cause of blister is a tape reaction or pressure on the skin, possibly from the pressure garment or foam compression. If you have blister from those causes, they should heal within a few weeks.  Blisters caused by laser liposuction are much deeper, take longer to heal and usually leave a scar. 


Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
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Blisters After Tumescent Lipo?

Thank you for your question. There are some heat involved during the melting  of the fat and sometimes a blister can form.  I would apply some Neosporin if no allergies to it or some petroleum jelly like Aquaphor. I hope this helps.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Blisters after liposuction are rare and usually caused by reactions to tape.

Blisters after liposuction are rare and usually caused by reactions to tape. A persistent blister could be a sign of infection. Presumably your surgeon is seeing you regularly post op and can diagnose the problem,

William P. Coleman III, MD
Metairie Dermatologic Surgeon
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