6 Day Post Op -- Large Volume Lipo- Heavy Swelling/Bruising on Pannus + Pubic Normal? (Photo)

~3.5L of Fat removed via lipo from upper/lower abdomen, pannus+pubic. Pannus+pubic is purple/black very hot and painful. Pannus has hard area across it and bruising is spreading up to belly button. Pubic is filled with fluid & hard area on top. Is this normal? Recommendations to help? Lower abdomen is very hard, upper is fine. *Compression used is store bought high wasted. Medical wrap given was too tight. I am plus sized so I was not able to breathe/sit & had to wear 2 over lapping.

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6 Day Post Op -- Large Volume Lipo- Heavy Swelling/Bruising on Pannus + Pubic Normal?

A few issues. You did not have large volume lipo! If only 3.5 liters removed you are just regular lipo. Large volume is over 4 liters and in my hands over 5 liters. Where you operated upon in USA?? Sounds like you were not. You may need drainage of seroma/hematoma fluids in the pubic area. And more in person follow up wit a boarded PSs in your city. Also if hot you need antibiotic therapy. 

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Liposuction and bruising

SOme bruising is normal with liposuction and often more swelling and bruising occur in the dependent regions of the body.  Best to speak to your doctor or see him to make sure.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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