Had Lipo on my stomach 3 weeks ago, the scabs on my hip incisions keep coming off with the garment, advice for healing?

The scabs on my hip incisions keep coming off. I know they need air (not bandaids) but every time I pull down my underwear or garment they come off. They can't seen to heal. Any advice.....

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Liposuction AfterCare includes: Band-Aids, RF treatments (Venus Legacy, Exilis Ultra) Cellutone/zwave

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You can protect the incisions with a band-aid, scar gel, or even telfa with hypafix tape.  hydrocolloid dressings sometimes help. This is fine as long as you change them out. I also recommend adding RF treatments externally like venus legacy, exilis ultra, Vanquish, shock/vibration therapy like Cellutone/z wave, hyperbaric oxygen and compression in order to decrease swelling and improve results. Best, Dr. Emer

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Scabs falling off

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There's nothing wrong with covering the incision.

Many patients use Band-Aids or simply taping a piece of dry gauze over the incision.

Doctors may vary on the recommendation from this.

I have no problem if my patients put a Band-Aid over the incision for the first several weeks.

It may be a good idea to change the Band-Aid every day or two if going this route.

To be sure please check in with your doctor to see what he or she recommends.


Mats Hagstrom M.D.

Mats Hagstrom, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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