Seems to be healing well, except every hour or so I get a shooting pain in 2 areas of my abdomen. Both areas as still a bit swollen. THose are the only areas that are so to the touch or have any kind of pain/numbness. Is this normal of the healing? This 2 areas were where the largest fat deposits were. My doctor only does and 1 and 3 month check ups unless something is wrong. The pain subsides after a few seconds. It's not crippling or worth taking advil, but is this normal?
Periodic Numbness and Shooting Pain 7 Weeks After Lipo. Is This Normal?
Doctor Answers (4)
Post Liposuction Numbness and Pain Is Common and Should Resolve
Thank you for your question. The numbness and shooting pains that you describe are very common after Liposuction. The nerves are injured during the Liposuction procedure and are attempting to heal. This can take several months. Massage and warm soaks in the tub can help.
Pain, numbness, minor discomfort is normal following any surgery and particularly following liposuction where the cannula is repeatedly moved around the surgical site. As long as there are signs of infection such as redness and fever and as long as overall you feel OK, you should be OK. In my practice, I see patients a few times the first week after surgery and then at week 2, 4 and 8. I advise all my patients to come in for a quick check up if there is any questions or concerns.
Numbness after lipo and some pain
While some pain is normal after liposuction, and so is numbness, it is always best to be evaluated by your surgeon.