Smart lipo swelling/timeline? Very little to no bruising. Wedding coming up! Personal details below.

I just had smart lipo on my abdomen and flanks. Before surgery I weighed in at 144lbs, 5'8'', female. I'm 31 years old, fit, good skin elasticity. I had almost 2lbs of fat removed from my flanks, and approx 1.5 lbs from my abdomen area. How long do you suspect swelling will last? I'm getting married in 3 months, and fear I made a huge mistake too close to my wedding date. Is there anything I can do to speed healing?

Doctor Answers 3

Swelling after lipo

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Generally, bruising and swelling resolves by 2 to 3 months after liposuction/smartlipo. You should be good to go for your wedding date. Good luck.

How to reduce swelling quickly after liposuction

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You should have no difficulty reducing swelling in 3 months. Start with a well fitted compression garment and start massages at least 3 times weekly for the next 4-6 weeks. The massages should be professional lipo massages.

Post liposuction Irregularities, Swelling -- Try Massage, Velashape or Venus Legacy With Your Compression

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I suggest VANQUISH, venus legacy and cellutone/z wave treatments during this time as swelling can persist for months after liposuction.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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