Male Pubic Lipo and the Inguinal Canal

Sorry to ask another question. I know I've asked a few already. I saw my surgeon and he was very helpful. He gave me 2 cortisone injections in the groin to help the hard swelling subside. Swelling is now very limited, and I've been massaging the area with Hirudoid cream(Heparinoid 3mg/g) which is helping too. However,I am now seeing dark bruising emerge in patches over the groin and the area aches. My surgeon also mentioned the inguinal canal. How long does it take to recover from this trauma?

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Liposuction - Male Pubic Region, Inguinal Canal, Bruising

Hi Sydney4704 in Sydney, 02,

At least several weeks for the bruising to go away, and up to a month or more for the last little bits of yellow, green, etc., or whatever the other remnants are of your bruising.

As already noted, this is a very vascular area (lots of blood vessels) so there tends to be quite a bit of bruising, swelling, and a relatively prolonged recovery.  It's good that you're staying in touch with your surgeon; that's your best approach.

I hope that this helps, and good luck,

Dr. E

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Bruising aft er liposuction

Usually the bruising and swelling of the pubic area and the groins (including inguinal canal) can persist for at least 4 months after surgery. During the first 6-8 weeks I recommend massaging and afterwards time will gradually help to reduce your swelling.

Sean Younai, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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