How to Fade Bruising After Neck Liposuction

I had neck Liposuction and my neck looks like someone tried to strangle me.I do bruise easily though, always have. The lipo procedure itself looks was amazing. I am so pleased about the results. What can I do to help the horrible bruising fade quicker besides Arnica cream so I can return to work earlier?

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How to fade bruising after neck liposuction?

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Hello! Thank you for your question! The recommendations for the use of these homeopathic medications are surgeon preference. I typically suggest the use of Arnica Montana to decrease swelling and bruising. It is an herbal medication that is propagated from the seeds of an herb. I, as well as my patients, have seen some benefit with the treatment in the postoperative period. Although there is little evidence to its effectiveness, I believe there is some benefit, and no harm. I recommend 4-5 tablets under the tongue 4x/day for 3-5 days prior and 5-7 days after the procedure. Hope that this helps! Best wishes!

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Neck liposuction bruising usually gone in 2 weeks.

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You don't say how long ago was your procedure.  We prescribe Arnica by mouth, and also Bromelain.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

Treating neck bruising.

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That is a million (or more) dollar question.

Arnica is currently one of the most popular salves available for the management of bruises. Others prefer oral arnica in combination with Bromelain.

Some practitioners claim that Vtiamin K oxide creams are beneficial for the resolution of bruises.

Others report improvements with IPL treatments but this has not been validated.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Congratulations on your results!!

You may try arnica, it wont hurt. I am not sure it will help much at this point. I usually have my patients start arnica about 5-7 days before the surgery to help reduce the bruising. I also have them stop all aspirin and motrin products.

I would recommend for now to stay away from any aspirin or ibuprofen, including alieve.

Farbod Esmailian, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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