I did slimlipo a week ago. I had to remove quite little but still I can see improvement, but not as much i expected. After a week I can see my love handles, smaller though. I have not noticed much swelling, but after a week i can feel some cord-like limps under the skin. I wear the garment very tightly and I am afraid maybe I caused those underskin lumps to occure because of the folds the tight garment was leaving on my skin. Shall i still expect reduction of flanks after a week?
Slim Lipo on Lower Abs and Flanks
Doctor Answers (2)
Slim Lipo Lower Abs and Flanks
Thank you for your question.
It is too early to evaluate your results.
It is common to swell more 2-3 days after any Liposuction procedure.
Skin tightening from the laser does not start for 6 weeks and continues for 6 month to a year.
It is important not to let the garment cause a crease in the area-see your doctor for a garment that includes the breasts to avoid this line.
Massage will help reduce swelling and lumps which are common the first 6 weeks.
Final lipo results
Firstly, the best way to address post-operative concerns is with the surgeon who performed the procedure (and hopefully that was a board certified plastic surgeon). He or she can take a look at you and discuss your issues with you. That being said, it can take a full 3 to 4 months to see final results from liposuction.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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