3 month post op - Am I seeing swelling or is this the final results?

Male - 58 - 191lbsHad my flanks and Abdomen done in April and just had my 3 month post op. I continue to wear my garment at night and in the mornings the swelling is minor, however when I get home from work, I look like I did before I had the treatment.  I read alot of posts and I see everything from swelling lasting anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 years, so which is it.  Right now I am still holding out hope that the final result is on the way and that it will be everything that I had expected, but the longer this goes on the less optimistic I will become.

Doctor Answers 2

You will get your final result about 6 months

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you definitely will continue to improve for at least 6 months after Smartlipo, provided you don't put on weight. I tell all my patients that there is no magic. if you continue to exercise and lose weight, you will enhance your Smartlipo results.
Be patient, i tell all my patients that you will get more improvement after the first 2 months.
hang in there,david berman md

Post Liposuction Irregularities, Swelling -- Try Massage, Velashape or Venus Legacy With Your Compression

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Swelling post-liposuction can last for months. Massage, RF treatments, Venus Legacy and hyperbaric oxygen will drastically reduce swelling. If you have concerns, please follow up with your physician. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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