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When Does Numbness and Bruising Go Away After Smart Lipo?

how should i treat the bruises so they'll go away quickly? they are yellow/green tones and red/blue tones. basically, all different stages. I've been icing it a few times a day and using arnica cream. i keep reading difference in opinions regarding ice vs. heat... any clarification will be appreciated. also, can i start running after one week? im worried that the heat/sweat will inflame the treated areas and delay the healing process. thank you.

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Bruising after smartlipo

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Aftter smartlipo or any liposuction, bruising can take up to three weeks or more to resolve. Lower areas of the body take longer to have bruises go away than upper body regions. Some surgeons recommend taking Arnica by mouth or other herbs, and using vitamin K cream to reduce the brusing faster. Check with your surgeon. The tingling and swelling can take many months to dissipate.


Manhattan Dermatologist
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Short term bruising and long term numbness usually resolve after smartlipo

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While bruising after smartlipo is unusual, when it occurs it generally resolves in 2-4 weeks. Numbness is due to interruption of nerve sensation probably due to swelling and wound healing and may take 3-6 months to resolve.

Edward Lack, MD
Chicago Dermatologist
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Bruising after liposuction

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Everyone responds a bit differrnlty from surgery. The bruising usually takes a weeks to two weeks to go away and the swelling can take months.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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