Is it normal to have bruises and swellings 5 months after liposuction?

My upper arms are still bruised and and my lower back a litter swollen and hurts.

Doctor Answers 2

Liposuction at 5 months

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It is not uncommon to have some swelling after lipsuction that can last 4-6 months. Bruising is extremely uncommon at this point.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Post Lipo swelling

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Liposuction is a minimally invasive treatment, with that being said it is completely normal to have bruising and swelling. Typically it takes at least 6 months to see your final result. Please be patient with your results.

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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