Can I use moisturizer 10 days post-op, liposuction and cellulaze on front of my thighs? Can I shave? Is the scaley skin normal?

I had a mommy makeover that included some liposuction on my thighs and cellular to smoothe cellulite on the front some. I am 10 days post op and wearing my compreason garmet all the time. However, when I take my shower my legs feel flakes or scaley looking on the surface. Is this normal? And can I shave my legs some and begin putting on moisturizer? I have brusing still, but the incisions from that procedure have healed.

Doctor Answers 4

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

I appreciate your question. I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients.  Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you are healing 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

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Shaving after Cellulaze and lipo.

pixtures would help and I would check with your plastic surgeon, but what you ask sounds reasonable. Keep the bruised ares protected with sunscreen in sunny Texas!!

Robert V. Mandraccia, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
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Post lipo

Thank you for your question. Most surgeons will be OK for what you are asking, but I will recommend to clarify from your PS office

Ven Erella, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Post-op Question

Thanks for your inquiry and glad to hear you are doing well.  A successful recovery is a collaborative effort of the patient and the surgeon and his/her surrogates-office staff, surgery staff, anesthesia, etc. I always tell my patients call my office in your early recovery to ask questions.  Though most surgeons I believe would be okay with you shaving below your knees and be okay with moisturizers not near the treated areas-but once again below your knees;  I do not know what your surgeon would recommend and so call and speak at least to his/her staff to get the proper answer to your question.  Good Luck.  

Vishnu Rumalla, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 197 reviews

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