Appointment for Laser Lipo is booked for next week. Will swelling be noticeable and when can I dance? (photos)

Having my Abdomen, Arms, Inner Thighs and Love Handles done... My main concern is if the swelling is noticeably visible or its just internal? Also how long before i can start gyming and dancing again? I have already ordered my compression garment as i was told this would help for the swelling, hoping this eliminates lumps as well as i'm afraid of that. I'm hoping that i'm not going to be wasting a whole lot of money and that my body does look better after this.

Doctor Answers 3

Post op Swelling

You will have noticeable post operative swelling after liposuction. As far as exercise, you should ask your surgeon what their experience has taught them and I'm sure they will give you guidelines.

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Liposuction recovery

I typically tell my patients that they will start seeing results 4-6 weeks post surgery. You can also start massaging the areas treated to help any residual swelling. Small circular motions to start and massage deeper if it you don't have any discomfort.

I typically have my patients wear their compression garments for at least two weeks after their procedure. This helps bring down the swelling as much as possible. I've had quite a few patients wear them for longer in the past because they like the extra support.

Marwan R. Khalifeh, MD
Chevy Chase Plastic Surgeon
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Best not to proceed until you have ALL your questions/issues answered to your understanding. NOT here over the internet but by the chosen surgeon! 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
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