Flank lipo done 2 1/2 weeks ago. Weight gain?
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WEIGHT GAIN AFTER LIPOSUCTION
No doubt you've gained weight from fluid accumulation and swelling from the surgery. Best to stay off the scale for a couple more weeks and if you're maintaining your diet, you will see your weight drop. 500cc from each flank won't result in appreciable weight loss...somewhere around a pound would be average for that amount of suction, depending upon how it was done and the fluid/fat ratio of the suction material. The visual results are generally much more impressive than the amount of weight lost. Try a low salt diet to minimize the fluid.
Liposuction - gained five pounds
Thank you for asking about your liposuction.
- You can definitely gain weight after liposuction.
- if you have IBS your weight will vary depending on swelling in your intestines.
- And you can gain weight fast eating Thanksgiving food.
- Don't panic, check your weight in a week, if you are eating too much cut back and keep your IBS under control.
- If it is liposuction swelling, it will take care of itself.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Still Swollen--Add Venus Legacy, Exilis Ultra, Cellutone/Zwave to your aftercare
Yes, this is most likely swelling which can last 3-6 months after your procedure.
I recommend adding hyperbaric oxygen and lymphatic massage along with your compression to help decrease swelling. I also recommend adding coolsculpting/vanquish for further fat removal, exilis/venus legacy for skin tightening, cellutone/z wave to make the skin smooth, remove scar tissue, and improve the skin's appearance. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer
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