My scrotum is dark purple after abdominal lipo?

My scrotum, or is and pelvic area are black/Purple.

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Purple scrotum

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lower abdominal liposuction can cause swelling and or bruising to travel below the inguinal for a groin area.
And man this can cause swelling or bruising in the scrotum.

In women it becomes swelling or bruising it in the labia majora's. This is generally more of a nuisance and it resolves with time.

Please check with your plastic surgeon to make sure there is an anything else going on.


Mats Hagstrom M.D.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Abdominal liposuction - scrotum is purple

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Thank you for asking about your abdominal liposuction.
  • This can happen although it looks very distressing.
  • The cause - bleeding from the liposuction moves down into the scrotum.
  • It can also cause severe swelling.
  • Let your surgeon know what has happened -
  • You may want to wear a jock strap for comfort until all the bruising has subsides.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Bruising and Swelling After Liposuction

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Thank you for your question.Swelling and bruising of the mons, scrotum and penis can happen after liposuction (usually abdominal). There is always some degree of bleeding with lipo, even if it's very small, but due to gravity if the blood tracks downward, in the scrotum is where it ends up. Most likely nothing to be concerned about, but you should always check with your doctor.

My scrotum is dark purple after abdominal lipo?

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Abdominal liposuction in men commonly causes scrotal and penile swelling and bruising and it can be quite severe in the amount of swelling. It will eventually go down, but it may take a week or two to resolve. Elevate your scrotum as much as possible when you are lying down.

Liposuction and scrotal swelling

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although this is scary it happens and will not be a long term issue. Ice your scrotum and apply skin moisturizer to prevent cracking. The scrotal bruising and swelling will resolve within a week or two. Go back to your plastic surgeon for reassurance as well but you will be fine with time.

David Shifrin, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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My scrotum is dark purple after abdominal lipo?

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Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift…

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 441 reviews

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