my friend had a tummy tuck with lipo in feb. she says she has trouble sleep as her legs and hips get sore.
Can Liposuction Cause Long Term Pain in Hips Month After Surgery?
Doctor Answers 6
Should have gotten better by now
One thought I have is this.
Our body fat serves many purposes. One is to act as a buffer between our skin and the underlying muscle and bone structures. Perhaps your friend simply has lost some of her padding causing a new sense of pressure causing pain while sleeping. It's not quite clear to me if your friends pain is during sleep only or all the time and just keeps her from sleeping.
There are also conditions such as "restless leg syndrome" which can cause pain and sleeplessness. It's possible your friend's leg issues are not related to her previous procedure.
She should follow up with her Plastic Surgeon and her Primary Care Doctor.
Hope that helps,
Mats Hagstrom, MD
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