My wife had lipo done to her stomach, back, female area, both arms and underarms! She is starting to feel strong burning and stinging all over her body and she takes Vicodin 500 mg 1 pill every 4-6 hours as needed. What can I do to help her with the pain? Respectfully, Alan
Liposuction Was Done 6 Weeks Ago, How Long Does It Take to Have the Stinging and Burning Go Away?
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Burning and Stinging 6 Weeks after Liposuction
Liposuction and burning and stinging at 6 weeks is fairly common, but this should be improving. As scar softens and nerve endings recover, you will start to feel better. I would try to get off of the Vicodin, and you may want to get a referral to a pain management specialist. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA