Numbness and swelling & smart lipo?
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Thank you for your question.
It is not uncommon to have swelling and numbness following liposuction. It will subside gradually. Final results come around the 6 month mark. Contact your surgeon with any questions or concerns. Best wishes.
Normal healing process
The lumpiness, swelling, itching and hardness after a surgery like you had typically persists at least 8 weeks after the surgery then slowly goes away. In my experience, daily massage of the hard areas makes the biggest difference in getting rid of it sooner rather than later. Staying away from salt will make a big difference in swelling. It can easily take 6 months or more to see results. Be sure to keep any scheduled follow up appointments you have with your surgeons for his evaluation and advice. Hope this helps.
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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Post Liposuction Pain/ Swelling -- Start Venus Legacy, Vanquish, Exilis Ultra, Massage, Cellutone/Z Wave
Numbness and swelling are normal for weeks to months after liposuction. Oral neurontin helps. You should be getting lymphatic massage, hyperbaric oxygen, and radiofrequency treatments like vanquish, exilis and venus legacy at this time. Best, Dr. Emer.
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