Hi I had liposuction in my lower and upper abdomen last friday and am currently at 6 days post op. I have been wearing my compression garment everyday and only taking it off for a shower. I noticed that my stomach is very soft and numb, I also have a slight pooch at my lower abdomen and overall it looks very loose and saggy in the lower area. Will this tighten up and smooth out over time? I know it may be too early to tell and I should be patient but I am worried that I will have a saggy area!
Liposuction of Abdomen - Post-op Question?
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Need more time to judge final result of liposuction
Liposuction of the lower abdomen especially on woman who have had children is always a questionable area. If there was good pre-operative elasticity of the skin then you should be fine. It will take several more months for you to judge the result. Liposuction is more about the quality of the skin and the amount of fat you leave behind than the amount of fat you removed.
Early Liposuction Results
It will take up to 3 months after abdominal liposuction to see the final result. It is very common to see a roll or tube of swelling at the lower abdominal area in the first month or so after surgery. Gravity pulls fluids and blood down to the lower abdomen, often below as to where the garment resides. That will get better with time.
Liposuction of Abdomen - Post-op Question?
It is quite early to be worried about outcome. Usually the issue is too much swelling, not skin that is too loose this early.
This is a visual problem, hard to evaluate without photos. Best will be to discuss with your surgeon at your postop visit.
All the best.
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Thank you for your question. It is too early to determine your results after liposuction. Your body maybe swollen and your skin has not started to tighten. Don't worry, you will start to see improvement soon.
No worries! It is way too soon to stress over the results. It takes several weeks/ months to completely heal from liposuction. Continue to wear your garment as instructed by your Plastic Surgeon, and follow his instructions for your best result.
Liposuction Post Op
Thank you for your question. Remember you are only 6 days out of surgery. The pouch you were describing in the lower abdomen is completely normal. It is just fluid accumulation along with swelling. You will be swollen for a couple months. Be optimistic, results will only get better. Best of luck!
Dhaval M. Patel
Double board certified
Post #LiposuctionSagging Treatment
Bruising and swelling are normal in the suctioned areas and usually increase slightly after the removal of any tape or foam. The bruising will decrease over 3-4 weeks, but may last as long as 6 weeks. The majority of the swelling will be gone within the first 3-4 weeks. However it may take 6-9 months to disappear completely. The compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly the process will proceed. If you have any concerns, notify your plastic surgeon to get it examined. Velashape 3 can speed up this process and reduce sagging by tightening your skin - speak to your surgeon to see when this is safe to start.
Loose Skin After Liposuction
QUESTION AFTER ABDOMINAL LIPO
Be well and good luck!
Swelling and numbness is normal after you have liposuction. It is normal to feel soft and number at this point and swelling after liposuction can usually last up to 2-6 weeks after the procedure, depending on how fast you heal. Wearing the compression garment can help with the swelling, but just be sure to take it off every once in while. The full results of liposuction are usually visible within 3 months after the procedure. If you have any questions and concerns please contact your plastic surgeon.
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