I am not overweight and had lipo on my chunkier areas like my arms, bra roll, flanks, stomach, inner and outer thighs five days ago. Already my back looks great! However, everywhere else is swollen, so it is very difficult to see results. It does seem I am swollen to about the size before the procedure with a few noticeable differences in shape. How much swelling is there? Any way to predict how much smaller I will be in about 6 weeks?
How Much is There After Lipo?
Doctor Answers (3)
Swelling post lipo
This is not uncommon.I tell my patients they will be about 76-80% of where they will be at about 6 weeks.so you have a way to go.Be patient.
Swelling and Recovery After Liposuction
Swelling is a normal bodily response to surgery. It will take about 6-10 weeks for the swelling to completely subside. Unfortunately, there is no way to predict the final result. The best way to assist recovery would be through compression and massages. Your doctor has most likely recommended the use of a compression garment such as Spanx. It is important that you wear this garment consistently to help reduce swelling and to shape the body during recovery.
Jaime Perez, MD
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa