1How long does Drainage last after liposuction?
Fluid may drain from the cuts (incisions) for several days. The fluid will be bloody at first, but will turn clear in a few days. The area will probably be bruised and swollen for at least 10 to 14 days. You will be able to return to your normal activities as soon as you feel comfortable.
2What reduces swelling after liposuction?
You'll be given a compression garment to reduce swelling and provide support for the areas that have had liposuction. This helps to prevent or relieve pain and discomfort. The compression dressings should not be made so tight as to reduce blood flow to the area.
3Do lumps after liposuction go away?
Sometimes it may feel stony hard 2 to 3 weeks after the liposuction but eventually all goes away and the skin returns to what it was before the surgery after 2 to 4 months. The changes of liposuction start being evident 3 to 4 weeks after the procedure when 60 to 70% of the swelling has gone away
4Does skin tighten after liposuction?
Liposuction does not treat excess skin. Only surgery to remove excess skin (tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, etc.) can do that. ... People with thin, sun-damaged skin or stretch marks may feel like their skin looks deflated after liposuction, as it is unlikely to tighten up completely once the fat is gone.
5How long should you wear compression garments after liposuction?
After liposuction my patients are instructed to wear a compression garment 24/7 for 3 weeks except to shower followed by another 3 weeks wearing it during the day but allowed to take it off at night. I encourage patients to wear it overnight for the second 3 week period as well if they can tolerate it.
6How long will my stomach be swollen after liposuction?
After liposuction, swelling typically subsides within a few weeks. By this time, the treated area should look less bulky
7How long does it take for swelling to go down after Smart Lipo?
The results from Smart Lipo are not immediate. After swelling has decreased, results can still take up to 6 months to fully resonate.
8How much do you swell after liposuction?
While liposuction can remove up to 10 pounds of fat cells during a procedure, fluid retention and swelling can cause you to look bloated. As the swelling goes down, you can begin to see results. You may also notice that some of your skin is loose in the area treated with liposuction. Loose skin can firm up over time
9How many inches can you lose with liposuction?
A small amount of fat removal during liposuction is considered less than 1.5 liters, while a large amount is four to five liters. Removing more than five liters of fat in a single liposuction treatment is considered too risky by most surgeons unless performed in a hospital with an overnight stay.
10How should I sleep after liposuction?
To minimize the swelling you should sleep with your head elevated for a couple of weeks after surgery. Cover makeup may be worn over the area at 1 week after the surgery. Turtlenecks, scarves and wraps are very useful to help camouflage the bruising in the postoperative period