Had liposuction 8 weeks ago and 1.5 liters removed from abdomen, arm and back. I feel like not enough fat was removed? (Photos)
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1.5 liters of fat removed
without the preop photos, it is difficult to tell whether you have significant improvement, but if all those areas were suctioned, 1.5 liters is still well within legal limits for Florida, unless you had another procedure done at the same time. I agree that waiting till 3-4 months have passed will give you a better idea of results than right now.
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Wait to decide
I recommend you don't do anything for at least 9 months, ideally a year. Things truly do take time to heal. Liposuction too early, and you could end up with divots and irregular skin. Abdominoplasty will not decrease the fat density of the skin much. Another procedure may still be needed, but you can proceed with the correct one after more time has passed.
Prashant Soni M.D.
Unhappy with Liposuction 8 weeks post op.
Thank you for your question.
At 8 weeks post op I would suggest patience. Most patients will still be swollen and many will have gained some weight from the decrease in exercise associated with time away from the gym for recovery. You can maximize your results with aggressive diet and exercise at this point given most of the pain should have resolved. If you do not get to your goal I would consider another procedure at the earliest 6 months post op but would much prefer 1 year post op. This might include non invasive body contouring, liposuction, or tummy tuck but could only be determined by an in person exam and discussion about your goals. Best Dr. L
Liposuction - Post Op Swelling
Liposuction - was enough fat removed?
- Your profile suggests that you need a tummy tuck -
- You haven't had a lot of fat removed if only 1.5 L was removed.
- I suggest you get a second opinion from a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon before more is done -
- Liposuction is usually not redone for 6 months because you will be swollen and it is hard to get a satisfactory result if it is done too early.