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Post Liposuction Irregularities, Swelling -- Try Massage, Exilis Ultra/Cellutone or Venus Legacy With Your Compression
Liposuction - now my legs are tight. Can I stretch?
- You will be stiff because you are swollen and because surgery causes inflammation.
- Ask your surgeon if you can gently start doing stretches -
- You have to be careful - any bouncing or forcing can tear the tight muscles or fascia around them.
I am happy to hear you are feeling human again! Since you are three weeks from your surgery, what you are describing sounds normal and should be temporary. Massage and stretching is a normally needed to help any healing tissue recover. I cannot tell you to start stretching now, since I am not your plastic surgeon. It's always best to talk to your surgeon regarding when to restart activities since he or she was the one who knows exactly what was done and can examine you to be sure everything is proceeding normally. Best wishes, I'm confident you'll continue to head in the right direction and your flexibility will return. Dr. Jaime A. Bastidas, MD.
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