Lipo of flanks. (photo)
Los Angeles, CA
1 year ago
I had a full tummy tuck, muscle repair, and lipo of the flanks 1 week ago and ever since I came home I see my hip/side areas bulge out more especially on the left side. Is this going to stay like this? I have a follow-up appointment with my dr on Monday but wanted to get feedback before my appointment. I still have drains in.
Doctor Answers 2
Thank you for asking about your mommy make-over.
- You are only a week after surgery.
- Everything is swollen.
- Give yourself at least six months for swelling to subside before you start to worry!
- Chances are your result will be just fine.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Often if the doctors do not do the full three quarter lift you sometimes have dog ears or loose skin/extra skin left on the flank area. More aggressive liposuction or further skin removal are needed to improve this. I suggest continuing your compression, lymphatic massage and hyperbaric oxygen at this point. Best, Dr. Emer.
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