26 Days Post Op Liposuction of Abd, Flanks, Thighs. How To Get Rid of Hardness From Water Retention?

My lower abdomen is hard. I was told is accumulation of water. How to get rid of that?

Doctor Answers 2

Liposuction and abdominal firmness

Most likely if your surgeon said it is hard from edema( swelling, it will take a few weeks for this to soften. It may take several months for the swelling to dissipate completely.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Hardness post Lipo

Edema is the medical term for what you are experiencing. Edema goes away a lot quicker with compressions, it will take 6 weeks minimum or up to 6 months max.

Scott Loessin, MD
Key West Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 104 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.