Can what initially looked like bruising be burnt skin?

I am 7 weeks post op from tumescent lipo to the complete abdominal, flanks, sides and love handles and the bruising I have look like burns, my skin peeled off in those spots and is white with the brown starting to come back (I'm black ) also I am 50 yrs. old . My skin turned really dark in the abdominal area. I'm really starting to worry. Any advice?

Doctor Answers 3

Liposuction/ Liposculpture/ Fat Transfer/ Vaser/ Hi Definition Procedures/Liposuction Revision/Tummy Tuck/Body Contouring

I appreciate your question. I would recommend that you discuss your concerns with your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan 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 #RealSelfCORESurgeon

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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I would suggest letting your surgeon know about any discoloration you have. Without photos, it is difficult to tell.

Connie Hiers, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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Hyperpigmentation On Face/Body -- Clear + Brilliant/Viva, Microneelding/PRP, Skin lightening/Peels, Aerolase, Pico Laser

Please post photos for further evaluation. I suggest following up with your physician to discuss your concerns. If the discoloration still persists after you are healed, lasers, peels, skin care, radiofrequency, hyperbaric oxygen and sun protection may help with improvement. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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