Warmth on abdomen after Lipo...is this common?

Got abdomen Lipo last week and stomach is still very sensitive but has a warm feeling when touching it. Is this normal.

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Liposuction - is warmth on abdomen common?

Thank you for asking about your liposuction.
  • After surgery, it is wise to ask your own surgeon-
  • Although everything may be fine, warmth of a surgical area can indicate an infection.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Warmth on abdomen after Lipo...is this common?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift…

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Post Liposuction Warmth on Abdomen

Warmth or increased sensitivity could be an indicator of infection. Other signs of infection include pain/tenderness, fever, and increased swelling. If you are concerned I would suggest following up with your physician. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Warmth after lip?

Warmth may be normal or may indicate a cellulitis or infection.  If concerned, then you should see your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Warmth on abdomen after Lipo...is this common?

Thank you for sharing your question and congratulations on your liposuction procedure.  Some degree of warmth is not uncommon after any surgical procedure but if you are seeing redness on your abdomen that is spreading, worsening swelling or pain, or constitutional signs such as fevers, chills, fatigue and nausea best to see your surgeon for an in-person examination to rule out a possible infection.  Hope that this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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