What is normal after lipo?
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What is normal after liposuction
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Swelling after liposuction
- You are still swollen - this is why the compression makes things flat.
- Without it you swell,
- Liposuction recovery takes time - allow yourself 6 months. Best wishes and enjoy your result!
It is not uncommon to feel heavier and to show a few extra pounds on the scale after liposuction. Your body holds on to a lot of fluid after surgery and gets rid of it very slowly. 6 weeks is the first "milestone" in your recovery. 3-4 months from now, you will be able to look back and see a difference. During this time, however, it is important to watch your diet and eat healthy portions. Remember that your activity is restricted, so it is wise to restrict your food intake accordingly. Make wise food choices (fruits, vegetables, protein, plenty of water) and be sure you are eating enough to heal, but remember you are not exercising as much, and therefore not burning as many calories as usual.
Best of luck to you and congratulations!
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