I have worn the garment 24/7...hate the seams! I'm concerned @ 3 weeks when I'm briefly out of the garment I still have considerable bruising...is this normal? My front thighs, back of thighs & bumm seem fine when I'm out of the garment, but within an hour the bruising is visible - any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
3 Weeks Post Cellulaze...Still Bruised - is This Normal?
Doctor Answers (6)
The length of bruising
I agree with Dr Basu's statements totally. Length of time for "bruising" to resolve varies to patient's genetics/medical history/aggressiveness of the treatment. Thus only an average time span can be given of 3 to 6 weeks. Are you seeing ANY improvement? Try the creams previously described, external ultrasound therapy. Regards from MIAMI
Post cellulaze bruising
The duration of bruising varies from patient to patient. I generally recommend Arnica supplements to help minimize bruising. However, I prepare all my Cellulaze patients to experience the worst case scenario - severe bruising for 2-3 weeks. So what you are likely experiencing is normal. Please visit with your PS for a checkup. And remember, it really takes 3-6 months to see your final results. Best of luck!
Bruising 3 weeks after Cellulaze
Hello and thanks for the question. Absolutely this is normal. The bruising should resolve in the first two months, and is sometimes decreased with the use of arnica. Yes the garment is annoying, but keep wearing it per your surgeons's guidelines. I hope this helps and good luck. Robert Kratschmer, MD
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Yes this is normal; some patients tend to stay bruised a little longer than others. I recommend taking Arnica to help with bruising.
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Unfortunately, everyone's recovery varies. For some bruising is minimal and resolves quickly and for others bruising can be much more significant and take considerably longer to resolve. Arnica cream and pellets can be helpful for bruising and inflammation. Smoothshapes or lymphatic massage can be beneficial to help mobilize fluid and swelling and help circulation. You can find more comfortable compression garments to wear that don't have the same annoying seams (spanx, body wrap). It's important to follow up with the surgeon that did your procedure to see if there's anything else they can recommend. Patience with your recovery is important. Though the procedure is quick and minimally invasive, what happens below the surface is a lengthy process. Results will continue to improve for many months.
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