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10 Days Post Op Smart Lipo, Sore, Bloated, Treated at Hospital For Infection. Normal?

I had Smart Lipo 1 week and 3 days ago to upper abs, lower abs amd love handles. I am 47. The Dr removed 5 litres. I was told that I was injected with over 4 gallons of liquids. I am still extremely sore, bloated (significantly larger than before procedure) and have been treated at hospital for fever/infection. The Dr said that this has never happened with his patients. I also conducted a partial trade , advertising for services. The Dr told me that he photoshops his before and after photos.

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Swelling and infection after lipo

Swelling is common after liposuction and can vary-some patients can't fit into their pre-surgery clothes like you. Don't worry, it will go done in the weeks after your surgery. It's important to wear your garment. Infection is a risk of surgery and can happen, although it is rare. 

I'm not sure what to say about your doctor photoshopping his before/after photos. To what extent?

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