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How long does the swelling last after liposuction? How long should I expect to have swelling after liposuction in my hips and legs? .

How long does the swelling last after liposuction? How long should I expect to have swelling after liposuction in my hips and legs? .

About a month: Most (80% or so) of the swelling settles down in about 4 weeks. Then, we have to wait for the skin to re-drape, which takes another 4-6 months. So, the recovery is a process which takes some time. Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Liposuction (Definition)

Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more


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How long after tumescent liposuction until I see the final results? How long do I have to wait for all the swelling to go down after my tumescent liposuction before I will see my final results? .

How long after tumescent liposuction until I see the final results? How long do I have to wait for all the swelling to go down after my tumescent liposuction before I will see my final results? .

At least six weeks: Most of the visible swelling should be gone while you are wearing the garment for about six weeks. However the deep healing and skin retraction can still continue for months afterwards. Usually the final result is a six month to one year. Read more

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How long does it take before all the swelling is gone after chin liposuction? My doctor said i'd look “normal” again within 3 or 4 weeks. Does that mean all the swelling will be gone at that point? .

4-6 weeks: At tat time, most of the visible swelling will be gone. However you may feel lumps or firmness for about two months and back to your normal neck at 6 months or so, because of the deep tissue healing. Read more

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Does tumescent liposuction cause a lot of swelling? Does tumescent liposuction cause as much swelling as regular liposuction, or is it less? .

Unrelated: Liposuction causes swelling. Tumescence will keep blood loss lower when it is done prior to liposuction. Most of the fluid is removed when the fat is suctioned. Read more

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How much swelling will I have after chin liposuction? I've seen some people complaining that they looked worse after chin liposuction than before. Does it really cause that much swelling? .

How much swelling will I have after chin liposuction? I've seen some people complaining that they looked worse after chin liposuction than before. Does it really cause that much swelling? .

Garment: You need to wear a compressive garment after chin liposuction to prevent swelling. If you don't by gravity post operative fluid will build up under your chin and when it gets ultimately absorbed, will leave irregularities or lumps. Read more

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How do I reduce swelling after liposuction of the stomach?

How do I reduce swelling after liposuction of the stomach?

Swelling is normal: You are suppose to have swelling after liposuction. During the first few days the area of liposuction appears bigger than before the surgery. Around the fifth day it reaches the original size. Around 70% of the swelling is gone by four weeks. It can take four months or longer for all the swellings to be gone. Read more

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Post liposuction severe swelling, diet I had my abs and flanks done and I am very swollen a fews days post surgery. I expected swelling but I am so much so I am worried about taking off the compression garment b/c I don't know if it will get back on. I

Use your garment: Swelling is normal. Some times is quite severe but usually resolves. You should wear your garment as much as possible for the first two weeks. If it is too uncomfortable get the next size up but remember that once your swelling goes down you might need the other one. Read more

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I just had chin liposuction. How long do you think it will last?

I just had chin liposuction. How long do you think it will last?

Forever: The fat you had removed will never return. The fat that remains behind can still increase in size if you gain weight, but that old fat is gone forever. Your skin however, will continue to age and you might want some sort of skin rejuvenation procedure down the road to maintain your youthful appearance. Be well. Read more

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How long does pain last after chin liposuction? I've never had surgery, but friends who have seemed to be in pain for weeks. Does pain from chin liposuction last that long? .

How long does pain last after chin liposuction? I've never had surgery, but friends who have seemed to be in pain for weeks. Does pain from chin liposuction last that long? .

Few Days: Every patient has a different experience when it comes to discomfort after surgical procedures. Generally, liposuction of the chin area should be associated with a few days of discomfort. Best wishes. Read more

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How long does the pain last after liposuction? I can only arrange for help for a couple of days after my scheduled vaser liposuction. Will I be able to move around by myself without too much pain by then? .

How long does the pain last after liposuction? I can only arrange for help for a couple of days after my scheduled vaser liposuction. Will I be able to move around by myself without too much pain by then? .

You should be fine: Liposuction typically results in soreness rather than true pain. I have patients wear compression garments which help with swelling and discomfort. It is important not to do any strenuous activity for 4-6wks after lipo to decrease seroma and maximize results. However, you should be able to move around and perform daily activities within a day to two. Read more

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How long will bruises last after chin liposuction? And will I be able to hide post-chin liposuction bruising with turtlenecks and makeup? .

How long will bruises last after chin liposuction? And will I be able to hide post-chin liposuction bruising with turtlenecks and makeup? .

Liposuction Bruising: Depending on the depth and extent of bruising it can take a 2-4 weeks or even more to disappear. Arnica pills and topical gel might help as well as camouflage makeup. Read more

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How long is the recovery from liposuction for love handles?

How long is the recovery from liposuction for love handles?

Male belly lipo: Liposuction of the male waist can vary in the extent and may involve minimal recovery with return to work in one day or may be more extensive with a week off. The area may be tender for up to 3 months but light exercise may be resumed after 2 weeks. Read more

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Is it possible to still swell from liposuction 16 months later?

Is it possible to still swell from liposuction 16 months later?

No: 16 months later is too long to be related, check with your doctor for an answer, best wishes Read more

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Is it true that liposuction of the abs and flanks take longer to see final results than other areas?

Is it true that liposuction of the abs and flanks take longer to see final results than other areas?

Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of fat removal. Every patient is different. It may take a few months to see the final shape. Read more

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How long does liposuction usually take?

Average 1-2 hours: It depends upon the location and number of areas treated, but the average case takes 1-2 hours. Read more

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How long will it take to notice liposuction results?

Immediately: The results of liposuction are seen immediately but it will take about 3-6 months before the final effect is achieved. Read more

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How long after vaso liposuction will I see final results?

VASER?: Any technique used for liposuction will have a recovery time of about 4 to 6 weeks, however, if you have good skin tone, it may retract up to 6 months. Read more

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How long does it take to recover after having liposuction?

Relatively quickly: The recovery from liposuction will depend on the areas that were done. Most people will return to light activity and work within a couple of days. Four to six weeks before resuming normal exercise routines and rigorous activities. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/liposuction/index. Html. Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more