Regarding your question about your lower body lift, it would be hard to
know without an in-person exam what is causing your pressure or
discomfort. It is possible you may be
having some swelling or fluid collection under the skin, but again, would have
to be evaluated by your board-certified plastic surgeon to know for sure. I hope this is helpful. Best of luck!
Thank you for asking about your lower body lift.
- If your photo was taken recently, it suggests that you have a seroma.
- Please return to your plastic surgeon to be checked.
- it isn't clear why you still have a drain in after a month - or if this is related to your swelling.
Always see a Board
Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth
Morgan MD PHD FACS
Best to check with your surgeon. It looks like you still have a drain in so it is less likely to be a seroma, but they can still occur with drains. Also, if the drainage is becoming cloudy, it could be signs of an early infection. Let your surgeon's office know so that they can see you to determine if it is anything to worry about.
I do not know for sure what is causing your pressure discomfort. It could be that the nerves in that area that have been numb up to this point due to the normal surgical dissection are waking up and causing the discomfort. However, you need to consult your surgeon and be seen if they think it is needed. Good luck.