Could this be a permanent dent? (photos)
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Liposuction dent- is it permanent
- The dent is caused by the liposuction garment shifting fluid upwards.
- This should be temporary but -
- To be on the safe side, find a garment that doesn't create a dent and/or use light massage on the area.
- You are still very swollen at 3 weeks - it will take 6 months or more to see your final result.
Is the dent in my abdomen permanent after liposuction?
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Hi yellep, Final results can take up to six months for all the swelling to subside. thank you for your excellent question. Congratulations on your recent surgery. Your photos are very helpful, however without the benefit of knowing your full health history and an in person exam it's impossible to say for certain. Your concerns are important to discuss directly with your board certified plastic surgeon. He or she will appreciate the open communication and will want to help you. If you decide to seek a second opinion, consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in person, preferably one who has these credentials: *Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery - the gold star symbol
*A member of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) - the circle symbol
*A member of the ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) - the Queen Nefertiti symbol with a Triangle. Hope this is helpful and wish you all the very best. Kind regards, Brian Coan, MD, FACS CARE Plastic Surgery
VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring / Is Dent Permanent?
At 23 days it is not uncommon to have focal areas of swelling after liposuction which ultimately settle out with time. I recommend close follow-up with your doctor. Perhaps they can recommend a way to modify the garment so it doesn't impinge on the same spot every time you sit.
Dr. Dan Krochmal
MAE Plastic Surgery
It is unlikely that your garment will leave a permanent dent. 23 days post-op is too early to judge it. Also, is yor garment high enough, or do you need a longer model?
Could this be a permanent dent?
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