What are the most common postoperative problems after liposuction?

What are the most common postoperative problems after liposuction?

I do not want my routine activities to be limited for a long time after the surgery because I look after two children. What do the patients often complain about after liposuction?
Remi  |  visitor
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Six months after an abdominoplasty and lipo on my upper abdomen, my upper abdomen is more swollen now than it was directly after the op, painful to touch and I am beginning to suffer badly from breathlessness. It feels as if the distension of my abdomen is stopping me from breathing properly.Any ideas as to what could be causing this. Its as if my bowel is pushing out.
Dr Xavier Tenorio  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Geneva, Gstaad
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You may experience in some degree the following:

Local pain
Edema (for three months)
Skin laxity
Irritation of the scars

All this are minor post operation problems that heal in a short time or are easily corrected: Mayor complication (vital organ perforation) are extremely ware, that is why the procedure MUST be booked with a licensed plastic surgeon only.
Anup Dhir M.D.  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  New Delhi
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one could develop contour irregularities & bruising/swelling etc.Rarely one can develop fat embolism,crush syndrome etc.
Prof. dr. Tiberiu Bratu  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Timisoara
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After you leave the clinic the stitches are removed, 5-6 days after the surgery.
You must wear elastic trousers or belts that help the retraction and the uniformization streching of the extra skin. At the same time, a very important element that prevents the appearance of bumps is the post surgical massage. Swellings and bruises usually disappear after 3 weeks, the seldom lasts 1-2 months.
The final result usually can be seen after 3 months.
Normal activity can be resumed in maximum one week.
In order for the result to last longer it is important for one to follow a higenico-dietetical diet recommended by a nutrition doctor and one should not hesitate to practice sport.
Ekip Estetik İstanbul  |  Basic member  |  Istanbul
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There are different types of Liposuction and you have to try the new generation of liposuction..After a day of surgery you can return to your normal life...
Best Regards,
Ekip Estetik
LuLu  |  visitor
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I am five days out of lipo on my abdomen, I am having tremendous pain across the lower part of my abdomen, is this common, I have had no other problems.
M.D. Natasa Popovic  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery
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Irregularities are the most common problems after liposuction.Seven days you have to rest at home.
Prof.Dr. M. Adnan Uzunismail  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Istanbul
  • 93 answers
In one week one can return normal activities. However the corset shloul be used for 6 weeks after operation
roxy  |  visitor  |  Redbridge
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after my hip liposuction (3 weeks ago) i had accumulated avg 200ml of liquid. I had it removed twice. I still have some liquid avg size of a walnut.

I have difficulty breathing and feel very weak.

Does anyone knows if this is normal?

thank you
Professor Dr. Adel Wilson MD, FRCS  |  Basic member  |  Fellow of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery  |  Cairo
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Sometimes this happens....it is a nuisance but it is not dangerous ... and you just have to wait until it resolves ...might take months.
Dr. med. Gunther Arco  |  Basic member  |  Surgery  |  Graz, Vienna
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Dear Roxy,

if you are feeling weak and if you have difficulties with breathing, please consult your surgeon because it could be a thrombosis.

Best regards

Dr. Arco
Akruti Institute of plastic and cosmetic surgery  |  Basic member  |  Hyderabad
  • 65 answers

The most common problems post lipo come up with

-Bruising ( can be seen in smokers to a major extent)
-Lump Formation some times ( If done by an inexperienced surgeon)
-Liquid oozing can be seen some time post surgery for 1-2 days .

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Akruti Institute of plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Cassendra Gill  |  visitor  |  Punjab
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Liposuction is very effective procedure but one must be careful that after having surgery he/she should control weight. Liposuction does not tighten the skin of the treated area. The skin gets fully tightened after 5-6 months after surgery. The surgery may cause some swelling but it goes away with the passage of time. Irritation and scarring is also very common but patient should not worry about it as it goes away within 2-3 months.

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