Headaches After Liposuction

I had liposuction a week ago and now I am having headaches. Should I be concern?

Doctor Answers 2

Headaches after liposuction are common

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Headaches after any major surgery are typical unless they are associated with difficulty speaking, differential arm strength or visual disturbances in which case you shoul consider calling 911.

There are many different reasons for this and you should certainly discuss with your physician but some of the more common reasons I encounter are:

1) caffeine withdrawal

2) fluid status fluctuations

3) drug interactions or withdrawal

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

Liposuction and Headaches

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

I am not sure there is a correlation there except that you may be dehydrated from the surgery.  I would hydrate with gatorade and electrolyte rich fluid.  If it does continue on you may want to see your doctor to make sure that nothing else is wrong.


Good luck.

Farbod Esmailian, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 88 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.