5 week post op lipo, I feel bloated all the time, will it resolve? Is it normal to be told to exercise to get results? (Photo)
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5 week post op lipo, I feel bloated all the time, will it resolve? Is it normal to be told to exercise to get results?
Bloated after liposuction
You sound very very swollen. Have you been wearing the garment? Have you seen your surgeon and what does s/he tell you?
I am concerned that the fluid retention may not be related directly to the liposuction. I suggest first seeing your regular doctor to have your thyoid and kidney function checked.
Then if all is well, I would wait a full six months. Then see your plastic surgeon and get a second opinion if you feel it is needed. In the meantime, for your result, wearing your garment, losing weight and waiting is the best approach.
Be sure to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Here’s hoping you find this helpful. Have a great day!
Bloated after liposuction.
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Liposuction takes away fat; it doesn't add fat, but the proportion between the operated areas and other areas can change. Liposuction is no substitute for weight loss, and poor skin tone also limits the result.
During this time when you're feeling discouraged and depressed, it can be easy to put on weight. Try to shift your focus away from the results right now and instead try to increase your physical activity (consider using a device like a Fitbit) and perhaps join a weight loss support group.
See your plastic surgeon and discuss your concerns. I know this must be a trying time for you, and it's important to enlist your surgeon's help and support.
Click on the link below for more information on what you can expect from liposuction of the abdomen and when a tummy tuck is indicated.
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