I am 1 month Liposuction post-op. I had my back, stomach and the love handles done. It was all good till 3 days ago on our way back from our holiday. In the airport, I start having a fever and bone aches, which is probably just a flu. But my stomach was in pain and it was very sensitive. On that day, I lifted some very heavy luggages--I know it was a very bad idea. When we got home, my stomach had swelled up so much even more than the beginning and it's a bit worrying. Is it infected? Is the swelling gonna go down? Thanks.
Will Swelling from Lifting Go After Liposuction?
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Swelling after liposuction
I agree that you should be seen by your plastic surgeon to make sure there is not something else going on. Exercise alone does not usually cause this as I encourage my patients to go back to exercise 4-5 days after lipo if they are feeling up to it. I feel the endorphins released help with pain and mood and the muscle pumping may improve swelling.
The risk of infection is low at this point in time unless a seroma (fluid collection) remained. The best thing you can do for your own peace of mind is to be seen by your doctor.
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Go see your physician to evaluate sudden swelling from lifting after liposuction
You should go in for an evaluation.
There are several possibilities:
- Early infection
- Fat necrosis
In any event, your surgeon will be best equipped to evaluate you and provide your with a diagnosis or treatment.
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