I had stomach liposuction about 5 weeks ago. Back was done several days later. Thighs done last week and arms done yesterday. Are these normal results for the abs? I am having a hard time with the tissue right between my ribs in front. It is hard and sensitive.
Is This a Normal Result So Far for Abdominal Liposuction (5 Weeks Post-op)?
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How Liposuction Area Looks At 5 Weeks Post Surgery
5 weeks is way too early to assess. Generally all peocedures are done on the same day, but if staging is desired it is okay. You remain more brused than most but brusing gos away. The ripples will lessen over time. Remember it takes 1 year for the healing process. When all of you numbness is gone and feeling more or less normal, that will be close to the end result. Dend us a photo at 3 months, and 6 months and 12 months and we can assess better. Talk to your Doctor about massage etc to speed thing along but remember 95% is time. There is no magic in the healing process. Good Luck
Too Aggressive Liposuction?
From your photos, it appears that there is loose skin between your ribs and umbilicus. It is really unusual to stage liposuction this way. I would guess that your surgeon was not a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery) and that your procedure was performed under local anesthesia.
Some of the rippling may improve, but I suspect that the supra-umbilical laxity will not. An abdominoplasty would help. If you would like a smaller procedure, elevation of your breast creases would lift somewhat on your upper abdomen and tighten that skin..
Liposuction Results Normal
Thank you for the question and pictures.
The pictures you present demonstrate “normal” bruising and irregularity after liposuction surgery.
With all due respect, I wonder if this was the ideal procedure for you ( or if you will end up with significant skin contour irregularities of the abdominal wall that will require further surgery to fix, as much as possible).
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There is much more healing to occur and in the next few months some areas will retract more. There might be further improvement with deep tissue massage such as Velashape or endermologie.
You need endermology treatment
Liposuction and results
At five weeks it is way too early to see the final results and you have to give it time to heal and for the swelling to subside.
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