Crease above belly button after lipo? (Photo)

Heya. I had lipo 2 weeks ago but I have a line crease above my belly button. Why is that? Could it be because I'm swollen still? I get really paranoid :(

Doctor Answers 3

Healing period after Liposuction

After Liposuction, your incision would be swollen and your skin around incision area might not be smoothed yet. This will be better by wearing a compression garment around 6-12 months. However, you might consider getting a revised Liposuction procedure again after 1 year if your problem still exists.


Its because your swollen and also possibly from the binder/garment your wearing.  Make sure to sit or stand up straight in order to minimize the risk of the skin folding onto itself. 

Andre Aboolian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Compression Crease

You can have swelling for 3-6 months after your procedure. This could be due to your compression garment. I would contact your Dr. to talk about aftercare in order to reduce swelling. I recommend adding RF treatments (Venus Legacy, Exilis, Ultra, Vanquish) along with shock/vibration therapy Cellutone/z wave and hyperbaric oxygen with your compression in order to decrease swelling and improve results. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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