Liposuction areas usually look smaller right away.
1) When we talk about swelling after liposuction, it means that you don't see the final result right away. It does not mean that you balloon out. So this is not usual.
2) You could have a fluid collection (seroma) that needs to be diagnosed with a sonogram and treated right away. So see your plastic surgeon.
This is true more often than not
Liposuction, of all plastic surgical procedures, can cause more and longer lasting surgery than most patients expect. There are some lucky patients that get very minimal swelling and are "healed" in a few short weeks, but this is not most common. You must wait at least one month to begin to see your final result and the final final can take even longer.
Some swelling after Liposuction is to be expected
Everyone heals at different rates. Liposuction causes significant swelling i the tissues often making it hard to see what was actually done. This swelling will take a lot to go down especially if the opening sealed up or drains were not used to help evacuate this fluid. Be patient.
Stomach to look bigger than normal 9 days after lipo
Usually not but without photos very hard to answer. Have you discussed with the operating surgeon? Or get another opinion.
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Swelling after lipo
Everyone develops swelling after liposuction, and it's important to wear the compression garments. Be patient and keep your follow-up appontments.
At 9 days post liposuction, you should already be a little smaller than pre-lipo but not bigger.
Unless you are laying around too much, eating too much and not exercising, you should already be a little smaller than before the liposuction after 1 week. See your doc and let him check you out.
Nine days is much too soon to be judging liposuction results. Wait at least 3-6 weeks. Wear any compression garment as directed by your surgeon.