Thanks for your question. This sounds like a normal timeline to me. Discomfort and swelling often take a few days to appear after surgery because it takes some time for the effects of anesthesia to fully dissipate. If you notice your symptoms getting significantly worse -- or if they're accompanied by other symptoms, such as a fever -- see your surgeon as soon as possible. Otherwise, you can probably wait until your next follow-up appointment to bring it up with your doctor. If you haven’t tried ice and/or ibuprofen those may help.
Had Smart Lipo in abdomen/flank 3 days ago. Today increased sweeping and discomfort. Is this normal??
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Swelling and Pain Often Delayed
This is very normal
hang in there. it will be worth it.
david berman md
ps in contrast to the opinion below, i do not believe that you need RF treatments in the post op period.
SmartLipo Recovery - 3 Days Post Op