its been 6 week since i had my tummy tuck and lipo in the love handle. is it common to still feel swelling and numb?
Swelling and Numbness 6 Weeks After Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Normal?
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Swelling and numbness after 6 weeks following tummy tuck
IT is very normal to have persistent swelling and numbenss 6 weeks after tummy tuck and for periods persisting up to two years.
It is most certainly possible to have some minor swelling 6 weeks after your liposuction. I explain this type of swelling during this time period as "swelling that would be recognized by family or a significant other or your surgeon". Meaning someone who knows your usual body shape/contour. Your contour will continue to improve over the next 4months and then stabilize. The numbness is not unusual at all 6 weeks after surgery and may take 6 months or so to improve.
Swelling and Numbness Normal for 3-4 Months
It is totally normal to still have numbness and swelling for 3-4 months after a tummy-tuck and liposuction. Just be patient, continue to wear some sort of compression garment, and the swelling/ numbness will resolve on its on.
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