What are the Symptoms of an Infection?
- Asked by mzniko in chicago
- 2 years ago
I wear my compression garment daily and had lipo on my thighs and knees. How would I be able to tell if I had an infection? What would cause an infection? Sometimes it hurt to walk, a tad bit of burning at times and I am 1 week post op. So now my skin looks like it went from black bruising to red. Ive called my surgeon so I am going in to have him take a look. I had general anesthesia as well.
Infection after Liposuction
Thank you for the question.
Signs of infection include redness, abnormal discharge, fevers/chills. Fortunately, infections are quite rare after liposuction surgery.
I hope this helps.
Signs of infection after liposuction
Signs of infection and inflammation are similar:
It is important to be seen by your surgeon as soon as possible to distinguish between expected inflammation after liposuction and more serious infection. In my experience performing over 5000 local anesthesia-only liposuctions, infection is exceptionally rare when the skin incisions are left open to drain.
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