Had Lipo 1 week ago, will I see more results? (photos)
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Week after lipo
Thank you for your question. You are in very early phase of healing. Swelling will continue to come down and results will continue to look better. I recommend to wait at least 3 months to comment about results. Continue following the instructions from your PS
Liposuction results one week post op
It sounds like your recovery is going well. Tenderness early on is common. Our patients typically see an immediate improvement after liposuction, which you are clearly seeing. Swelling can last anywhere from 3-6 months. Of course recovery for each patient varies. I don’t think you have reason for concern so early in the process. It helps to stay away from salty foods, drink plenty of water and wear your compression garment. You should continue to see improvement over time. Stay connected with your surgeon and make sure to go to your recommended follow up appointments.
The hips and flanks are most affected by your diet. Consistent exercise will keep your body leaner and more toned overall. Weight training helps to build muscle which helps to burn fat. Always important. These are great questions to help enhance and maintain your final result. Follow your surgeon's recommendation on when to begin exercise.
Results One Week after Lipo?
From your photos it looks like you're off to a very good start and making an excellent early recovery. Do expect significantly more improvement. I find that the results are dramatic at 4-6 weeks and continue improving for 3-6 months. ATB,
Jon A Perlman MD FACS
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Beverly Hills, Ca
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Thank you for your inquiry and for providing great photos.
Your results look great. Give it more time and be patient. You still have swelling. Wear your compression garment and attend your follow up visits with your plastic surgeon. Be sure to listen to all instructions given to you by your doctor as well as following a healthy diet and lifestyle. Final results will be seen after 3 - 6 months. Regards,
Lipo 1 week ago
Hi and thanks for your question and posted photos. 1 week post op is just too early, after 6-8 weeks most of the swelling will be gone and after 6 months you will have almost your final result.
Liposuction - assessing result after a week
Thank you for asking about your liposuction.
- You are still very swollen -
- You will see steady improvement in your result over the next six months
- If you are happy with certain areas now, you are likely to be happy with everything then.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Lipo results after one week.
Congratulations on taking the step towards improvement. Liposuction is a process that creates an opportunity for shrinkage. Although one may see a shuttle change immediately, swelling often makes that appear minimal. As time passes and healing takes place, skin will shrink and your size will decrease. The end result is months from now and will be quite noticeable. Follow your doctors instructions, wear compression, and be patient.
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