Swelling under arms due to Lipo. Any suggestions?
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Mommy make-over with under arm liposuction - how long does arm swelling last
Thank you for asking about your mommy make-over and under arm liposuction.
- Swelling is a natural response to surgery -
- It will usually peak at day 5
- Stabilize for 2 weeks.
- Begin to subside and be greatly improved at 6 weeks
- Your final result appears no earlier than 6 months.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Swelling under arms after lipo
Swelling after liposuction is expected and normal. You really need to be patient, wear your compression garment, take arnica Montana and most importantly follow your Surgeons post operative instructions.
Swelling after lipo
Most swelling will subside over 6-8 weeks but there will be residual swelling for up to 4-6 months. Best of luck.
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Swelling can last for several weeks. I recommend Lymphatic massage, RF treatments (venus legacy, exilis ultra, Vanquish) in combination with shock/vibration therapy like Cellutone/z wave, hyperbaric oxygen and compression in order to decrease swelling and improve results. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer
Liposuction - Compression Garment
Thank you for your question and congratulations on your recent procedures. I recommend wearing a compression garment for 4 - 6 weeks following surgery. Marena makes quality post operative support garments. You should also follow your plastic surgeon's advice regarding level of physical activity and use of a compression garment. Hope this helps!
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