Is it Normal I Keep Gaining Weight 2 Weeks After Lipo?

I had lipo to my abdomen, and rear flanks. I was 260lbs, now I'm 271 two weeks later. I've been eating clean, drinking a lot of water and I've been doing low impact cardio. I'm still really swollen, its pretty uncomfortable at times. I feel like I'm getting chubby in other areas but dont know why. I know that fat would go to other places I have had some diet sodas, and had some fried cheese in the past two weeks. I'm in the military and I'm just not use to working out and gaining weight.

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Yes, swelling can add the pounds. You should wait for a few weeks for the swelling to subside, then you'll be able to see your improvement. In the meantime, it's important that you walk around a bit, drink lots of water and not eat too much salt. These things can help reduce water retention.

Liposuction and weight loss

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It is quite common to gain weight after liposuction initially due to the water retention and the lack of activity.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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