There are deep red lines on both of my arms after liposuction, I am one week out from the surgery, I had a Brazilian butt lift & lower/mid/back abdomen, batwing and axxila lipo. I just took off my bandages to my terror I found these very dark red lines on both arms. I am very scared these will be permanent. Why did they form and how can I make them go away??
Why Are There Red Lines on my Skin After Lipo? (photo)
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Red marks after surgery
From your photo it looks as though these red marks are from a combination of early bruising and the compression garment which can cause some folds in the skin- if this is the issue it will completely resolve. You should discuss your concerns with your surgeon, however, so he or she can alleviate your fears and discuss your questions.
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Skin discoloration for short time after liposuction is common.
After liposuction bruising, inflammation in stretch marks, or marks from the dressing can cause discoloration in the skin. These are self-limited and will be examined by the plastic surgeon during the postoperative period.
Red Lines on Skin after Liposuction
The red lines on the skin after liposuction look to be areas of pressure from the garment with little areas of bruising. These areas should be assessed by your plastic surgeon to assess viability of the skin. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA