How long does it take before seeing a real difference with liposuction of the abdomen? What complications could arise?
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Swelling Can Persist for Months
Best wishes for your continued recovery. I'm sorry you aren't seeing the desired results yet. It can take several months for the swelling to dissipate after an extensive liposuction procedure, especially given your recent second surgery. If you haven't done so already, I would discuss your concerns with either your plastic surgeon or oncologist to rule out the possibility of a complication. Good luck.
Liposuction and fat grafting - pants don't fit properly now
Let your surgeon know your concerns and arrange to be seen in follow-up.
You will be swollen from your second liposuction - but it is best to see you own surgeon to be sure there isn't a seroma (fluid collection) as well.
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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How much needs to be done to see a difference?
Thanks for your question. It is hard to say what went wrong without photos. When breast reconstruction is involved the liposuction that is involved is not cosmetic in nature as the fat that is removed is just enough for the breast reconstruction and usually is not sufficient to see a huge difference in liposuction or liposculpting areas. this may not be the case if your plastic surgeon let you know that they were going to remove more fat than what was necessary for the fat grafting. Please discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon. Fat usually accumulates in areas where liposuction was NOT done. Hope this helps. Good Luck. Glad that all is well from cancer standpoint.
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
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Seeing a real difference after Liposuction
As with everything, the amount of Lipiduction improvement depends on where you started from and how much was done. In your case it sounds like the surgeons purposefully did a small amount of liposuction because they know they will have to repeat it several times to get the breast results they need. IF you have a BMI of 30 and over, the removal of 1,000 cc may not result in dramatic changes. But- remember, that was not the purpose of the procedure. The purpose was to gradually build your breasts with your own fat and get s natural result.
Once your reconstruction is
over, then you and your surgeons need to look at the result, compare it to the initial starting point results and decide how to truly contour your figure.
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