Tingling and Severe Pain After Smart Lipo Normal?

Is it normal to have tingling and severe pain in the thigh area four weeks after Smart Lipo?

Doctor Answers 3

Severe Pain and Tingling after Liposuction

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Severe pain and tingling is not common. It could represent a complication of the procedure, such as infection, nerve injury or muscle injury. It may not be serious, but I recommend close communication with your surgeon so he can help treat your condition.


Burley Facial Plastic Surgeon

Tingling after lipo

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 Some weird sensations are not uncommon after liposuction.  You are know 4 weeks out, and nerves start to "reawaken."  Be patient, this may get better over the next few weeks.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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No, you should call your doctor who did the procedure

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While some tingling and minor pain is to be expected after this sort of procedure, it isn't usually something that happens for much longer than a month or two and typically isn't considered severe. For this reason, you should call your surgeon to see what they say. There may be something else going on here like a hip problem or infection and it needs to be addressed. Good luck!

Joel Schlessinger, MD
Omaha Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

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