I had lipo done 3 months ago of lower back, flanks, lower abdomen, hips, buttocks and inner thighs. My buttocks and thighs seem bigger. I am not able to wear a smaller size but previous clothes fit slightly better in the waist. I def do not seem more contoured. My weight is the same as well. My surgeon states he removed 3800ml total. I have asked my surgeons office and keep getting told it could be swelling. Please help?!
Lipo 3 Months Ago. Why Do my Thighs and Buttocks Seem Bigger?
Doctor Answers (1)
Liposuction 3 months ago
It is not uncommon to have edema or swelling that can last months following liposuction. I usually ask my patients to BE patient for 6 months or so before they evaluate the results. If your surgeon removed 3800cc, that is a considerable amount of fat and unless you have gained weight over the past 3 months, I would expect that you will see a difference. Hopefully your surgeon too preoperative photos, and you can ask him or her to take follow-ups to compare.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
You might also like...
Ask a Doctor
Get personalized answers from board-certified doctors. For free.