Is this normal? I have a weird shape on my right side hip area. 6/7 days post op? Will compression help this? (photo)

We have lowered the compression garment I still have my drains in so I'm just worried because the left side appears smooth. I had no lipo but was not this uneven before fleur de lis?

Doctor Answers 3

Dr Derby

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thank you for your question and the photos.You are still very much in the process of swelling , no worries this will for sure improve a lot. Best of luck

Too early to tell

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At this point post-operatively, it is too early to tell or do anything about.  You may end up having asymmetry which needs a small revision, but it may just be swelling.  Continue with compression and following up with your surgeon.

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I appreciate your question. I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients.  Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you are healing at this time. The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery. Best of luck! Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon

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