Liposuction on Tuesday, now I have sharp chest pains?

I had liposcution on tuesday. For my hip area thighs (outter and inner) i now have really sharp chest pains. Im seeing my surgeon on monday but i fly home the following day and im scared. I mean what is wrong with me. Tje sharp chest pain is the worst thing. I cant even eat properly without my chest giving me these sharp knife stabbing pains. Ne help?

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Liposuction/ Liposculpture/ Fat Transfer/ Vaser/ Hi Definition Procedures/Liposuction Revision/Tummy Tuck/Body Contouring

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I appreciate your question.

Since there has been a change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


Liposuction on Tuesday, now I have sharp chest pains?

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Thank you for your question.  Sharp chest pains after liposuction is unexpected and although probably viral and related to pleurisy (which is benign) I would contact your doctor immediately and see if you should go to an emergency room or local clinic for evaluation well before you travel.  This would be more urgent if you develop shortness of breath or cough up any blood but should not be ignored.  You are probably going to be okay but I think evaluation is indicated.

Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Beverly Hills, California

Jon A. Perlman, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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