Will I be able to keep my procedure a secret?

I'm getting lipo to the abs, waist and lower back and a bbl and I'm not telling any of my coworkers. I will be returning to work 10 days after my procedure. I'm not over weight and would like a subtle change to my behind. I work in my own office most of the time, so I'm not concerned about them seeing me sit on a donut pillow etc. My main concern is will I be severely swollen? Will I be walking upright? Will my clothes fit?

Doctor Answers 3


I have my patients wear compression garments for many weeks after lipo and BBL. These may be concealed under your clothing. The amount of swelling and ability is variable but should be fine by 10 days.

best of luck!

Dr Schwartz

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Your clothes may be tight as you likely will be very swollen initially. It might be hard to keep it completely hidden from colleagues.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Will I be able to keep my procedure a secret?

Conservative results are easier to conceal than dramatic results if that is what you want.  The period of swelling is variable.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Beverly Hills, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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