Shouldn't I Atleast see minimal changes after the second week? (Photos)

I had my lipo done two weeks ago. I'm feeling very discouraged as if I wasted all my savings. I fully understand that it takes up to 6 months to see final results. It's been two weeks. I feel much bigger than I was before. I am breathing heavier suggesting sudden weight gain all after laser lip. I see no changes whatsoever. All the doctors I went to prior to my surgery made me so excited. They told me I was already curvy and this would enhance it. I don't see any curves

Doctor Answers 3

Liposuction - when do I see results?

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Thank you for asking about your liposuction.

  • Everyone goes through this after liposuction.
  • You will not see any improvement this early -
  • It will take at least 6 weeks to see improvement, six months to see the result.
  • The swelling will make you feel bloated -
  • For now, focus on limiting your eating and starting to walk for exercise to be sure you don't gain weight.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Liposuction and results at 2 weeks

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There can be significant swelling  two weeks after liposuction and results may not be visible yet. Some individuals retain fluid and feel heavy but you should consult with your surgeon to determine the cause of your "heavy breathing".  When large bulges are removed, results are apparent more quickly as opposed to fine contouring. At 4-6 weeks you should appreciate the results, although they are not final until about 8 weeks.

Warm regards,

Dr. Pedy  Ganchi                                                                                                                                                           Village Plastic Surgery

Pedy Ganchi, MD
Ridgewood Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 98 reviews


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At two weeks post-op, you are likely very swollen.  You have to give it time to heal and settle down. Most swelling will usually go away by about 6-8 weeks.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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