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Can Liposuction Cause Long Term Pain in Hips Month After Surgery?

my friend had a tummy tuck with lipo in feb. she says she has trouble sleep as her legs and hips get sore.

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Pain after tummy tuck with liposuction

Long term pain after tummy tuck/liposuction is unusual, and most cases resolve with time and no treatment.  Your friend should go back to her plastic surgeon to review her concerns. 

Below is a link to a fully healed tummy tuck patient. 

Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
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I am sorry to hear about that, there is risks of damages to nerves that innervate skin in the groin and hip area, luckilly the majority of these get better with time

Ryan Neinstein, MD, FRCSC
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Minimal discomfort with Liposuction

After your lipo procedure you may have minimal bruising and swelling, all side effects should subside within the first few days to weeks. If you have continued discomfort it is best to follow up with your surgeon. Good luck in your recovery process.

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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I find that the amount soreness after liposuction is variable, and one month is not too long.
Gentle massage, warm compresses and a ten day course of anti-inflammatory medications such as Advil in a higher dose (up to 1200mg per day) may be helpful assuming that the person tolerates these type of medications.

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It is possible

if your friend is only one month post op, it is possible that she is still sore in those areas that have been liposuctioned. everyone is different and pain is very subjective. i would reassure her that her pain will go away, it is just that hers is taking a longer time period to go away and to be patient. definitely no treatment is required.

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David E. Berman, MD
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