It is common to still be swollen just 2 weeks post-op and
you may continue to experience swelling for up to 6 weeks, if not more, after
surgery. It may appear that you are wider across your back and stomach because
of the swelling and fluid that may still be draining from the liposuction. Most
importantly, if this is a huge concern or causing you any unusual pain I would
address this with your plastic surgeon. Do not feel discouraged yet because you
are still in the first few weeks of your recovery. I always recommend my
patients to wait to go clothes shopping until 3 months after this kind of procedure
because that is around the time patients begin to see their final results.
Swelling from liposuction and fat grafting typically takes about 3 months to completely resolve. Continue to use your garment. It is helpful in the management of your swelling.
Earl Stephenson, Jr, MD, DDS, FACS
Usually it can take several weeks for most of the swelling to subside, but it may take months to see the finatl result.