8 days post op laser lipo, a lot of swelling. Is this normal?
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Swelling after laser lipo
Swelling after laser lipo is normal and is usually at it's max around the end of the 1st week and then gradually improves over the next weeks. Around 1 month about 80% of the swelling has resolved and by 3 months usually all the swelling has resolved. Wearing a compression garment, massage, drinking plenty of water and walking are things you can do yourself to help reduce the swelling. Sometimes abdominal bloating caused by constipation from the pain medicine can make the abdomen look swollen. If you are worried that the swelling you experience is abnormal I recommend following up with your provider for further evaluation. Good luck.
Post Liposuction Pain/ Swelling -- Seek an Expert -- Start Venus Legacy, Vanquish, Exilis Ultra, Massage, Cellutone/Z Wave
It takes weeks to see the results of liposuction and swelling can last for months. Massage, RF treatments, Venus Legacy and hyperbaric oxygen will drastically reduce swelling. If swelling doesn't reduce, you should speak to your physician. Best, Dr. Emer