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How to Get Rid of Pubic Swelling?

I had Liposuccion on the stomach and pubic areas a year ago. Pubic still puffy and large. Asked the doctor and he said I should be patient. My pubic area is as puffy as it used to be before the lipo. So, what should I do? Compress it more maybe?

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Pubic area still large after liposuction


If the pubic area is still as fat-engorgeda one year after liposuction, I doubt it will improve further. See a second opinoin to determine if more liposuction is warranted. It may be. If at this time, more fat can be felt on examination to be present, then further liposuction may help improve the contour.

Manhattan Dermatologist
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Pubic swelling one year out


I do not believe the swelling will go down more after one year so maybe a little touch up lipo in the office under local would be the appropriate next step.

Robert Brueck, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
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Pubic swelling one year after liposuction


The pubic area and the periumbilical area tend to stay fuller after liposuction.  The good news is that it should respond to a revision sculpting procedure, particularly with Smart Lipo.  At one year, the swelling has resolve so compression would be of no benefit.

Kenneth L. Stein, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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The pubic area can be liposuction, SmartLipo, SlimLipo,ulttrasonic Vaser further to decreae its fullness. This can sometimes be done under total local anesthesia with minimal recovery. All of the swelling from liposuction should go away definitely within a year but usually much sooner. 

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Pubic fat pad


Swelling in the pubic area after abdominal liposuction is common and may last several weeks and maybe up to three months.  However,  a year later the larger pubic area is likely the the fat pad that now may be more obvious because of the relatively smaller abdomen.  Now that the abdomen is no longer hiding it, you may be aware that it appears more "puffy".  This can be addressed by additional liposuction.

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How to Get Rid of Pubic Swelling?


Based solely upon your description you need further liposuction (any type) of the pubic mound in  my opinion. That is the best way to decrease the fullness. I prefer Smart Lipo + lipo. From MIAMI 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
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Swelling 1 year after liposuction


After 1 year, all swelling will have disappated so what you are seeing is fatty tissue that was not removed and that a touch up procedure can solve. Compressing it will not do anything at this point. Swelling after liposuction should be totally dissapated after a few months.

Andrew Kaczynski, MD
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How to Get Rid of Pubic Swelling?


It it has been one year since you had liposuction, it is not swelling that you are seeing.  You likely need additional liposuction to get the results that you are seeking.

Amy T. Bandy, DO, FACS
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After liposuction there will be swelling and bruising.  This will resolve in a month.  The results will be present after a few months.  After that time there is no more swelling.  IF the pubic area is still swollen, its fatty tissues and this may need a touch-up or you may need more liposuction done there. 

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Puffy pubic area


If you had liposuction of the pubic region a year ago, I doubt that it is still swollen. WIthout an exam it is hard to say, but it could be that more liposuction needs to performed or that  the skin is loose and needs to be lifted.

Steven Wallach, MD
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