I am 5 weeks post upper and lower tummy lipo and looking at my before and after pictures I see very little difference. My Dr is board certified and he uses the tumescent technique. I am 5'6" and weigh 160 pounds. I wore my compression garments 24/7 for the first 3 weeks and now I wear it about 12 hours a day. My Dr also has me using Retin A to help with my stretch marks although I do not really have that many but he says using this will make the skin look better. I had a total of 2400ml's removed.
5 Weeks Post Upper & Lower Tummy Lipo and Little to No Results, Very Discouraged at This Point?
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You may be expecting too much of liposuction. Since you are overweight, more emphasis should be placed on diet and exercise.
Have you seen a nutritionist/dietician lately? Also, any recent coaching on exercise?
Good luck and know that these type changes will make you much healthier and feel better also.
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5 weeks post liposuction
At five weeks post liposuctin you may still be very swollen and this the results will be masked. Give it 3-4 months.
Discouraged 5 weeks after liposuction
I tell my patients that it takes 6 weeks for the majority of your swelling to resolve, and up to 6 months to see your final result. Before and after photos are indispensible, because sometimes people forget what they looked like before the procedure. I would suggest discussing this openly with your physician and give it more time to see your final results. Good luck!
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After liposuctions it takes 6-9 months for you to be able to see the final results. You are still swollen and wearing the compression can help with that. After 9 months if you still see no results you should consult with your PS.