Flank lipo done 2 1/2 weeks ago. Weight gain?

I had flank Lipo done 2.5 weeks ago. Bruising gone and no pain left. Went to the doctor today for IBS and up about 5 pounds. Maybe more. Freaked me out. I look better, but I'm hoping I still have swelling and maybe potential fluid retention causing gain. Had TT done 12:31 of last year and lost weight first few weeks, because wasn't eating very much. This time I haven't lost, just and have gained. Thanksgiving did not help. Doc said he took out 500 cc per flank.

Doctor Answers 2

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

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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