I was wondering if this is normal? I also have many bumps ams irregularities I know much of this is normal bit I expected to at least look like I had some fat removed I am only 114 pounds and with exercise just couldn't get rid of my mommy belly I am upset thus far but know it taks time. How much time untilled I see some results? This is depressing!!
2 Weeks Post Laser Lipo and I See No Difference?
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Two weeks after laser liposcution and no results seen
The results of liposcution are not purely dependent on the amount of fat present or removed. YOur body shape is determined by your skin quality, muscle condition, fat and skeleton. Any of these factors can be responsible for a less than idea result after liposucition. Two weeks is far too early to judge the results of the surgical procedure.
No results two weeks after liposuction
Be patient. You may just have post operative swelling. But on the other hand.........
If your mom belly was because of stretched out abdominal muscles, lipo will not help. Lipo only helps a thick fat pad and at 114lbs my guess is that your abdominal fat was pretty thin. Maybe you had the wrong operation? Lax abdominal muscles are treated with abdominoplasty, not liposuction.
It's important to consult a board certified plastic surgeon who can guide you to the correct operation. Doctors who only do lipo, even if it is laser lipo are really limited not only in their treatment of the abdomen but also their experience and knowlege of the different factors contributing to abdominal contour. Remember, if you only tool is a hammer, all the world is a nail.
Lisa Lynn Sowder, M.D.
Results after laser liposuction
Final results from laser liposuction are not evident for weeks to months after surgery, because the swelling from the operation needs to completely resolve, and the skin in the areas that were suctioned needs time to shrink down to the smaller volume.
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It takes time to see results of liposuction
Don't be discouraged if you don't see much after two weeks as you likely have swelling that obscures the results. Depending on how much fat was removed, you should start seeing results shortly and expect to wait full 3 months before you see the final results.
Seeing that you had Laser lipo, I wonder if you were promised skin tightening as well. There is no real evidence that I am aware of, that shows Laser Lipos creates significant skin tightening. A mommy belly usually means you had some loose skin that can be treated by a tummy tuck (or a mini tummy tuck) only. No liposuction can create comparable results.
Martin Jugenburg, MD
Weeks to months to see reults after liposuction
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