At 9 days post lipo and bbl how much swelling do I still have?

At 9 days post lipo and bbl how much swelling do I still have? Also by the 4 week mark will my results be drastically different? I only had 420 ccs on each cheek. I didn't go for the large size behind, simply an improved silhouette and curve. Thank you

Doctor Answers (3)

9 days post BBL

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At 9 days out froma brazilian butt lift, you are very likely swollen and this can take several weeks to come down, but you may still have significant swelling for 3-6 months.


Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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At 9 days post lipo and bbl how much swelling do I still have?

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I tell my patients that they will not look as good as they do on the operating room table just after surgery for 6 months. That being said, there should always be at least 60-70 of that result. From the time you leave the OR, swelling begins. This can be counter-acted somewhat by compression garments. At 9 days, some of the swelling will start to decrease, but some of the healing scar tissue will increase. This usually maximizes at about 2-3 weeks, where I tell patients they should be about 70% of the result at the OR. At six weeks this is generally 85-90%. At six months, the result should be about what was obtained at the OR, and this can keep improving over that for about two years adding another 5-10%. This is my experience having performed over ten thousand cases during liposuction's introduction into the US about thirty years ago.

Dr. Seare

William J. Seare, MD
Carlsbad Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

At 9 days post lipo and bbl how much swelling do I still have?

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At 9 days, you are likely still swollen. At 4 weeks, the swelling should be much decreased, but this may require 6 months or more.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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