After Liposuction

As with any cosmetic surgery, liposuction carries potential side effects. Scars, bruises, and swelling may be apparent following surgery. It may take a few months for the lumpiness to completely disappear after the liposuction procedure. It will also take some time for your body to get used to the new shape, but most patients are pleased with the results despite the adjustment time.
Liposuction Swelling
Some post- liposuction swelling is inevitable. During follow-up visits with your doctor, it is important that you inform him or her of any changes in the amount of post- liposuction swelling or other side effects that you are experiencing. After liposuction, the swelling should be on a gradual recovery. If the swelling is not recovering or getting worse, inform your doctor immediately.
Swelling in the ankles and treated areas is common. This may be accompanied by a lumpy appearance in the area from which fat was removed, which will settle and appear more natural within six months after surgery. If the upper thigh has been treated with liposuction, patients may experience thrombophlebitis, or inflammation of the veins, in this area. Within a few weeks, this should go away. Discuss your expectations with your cosmetic surgeon before the procedure, and be aware of the possible complications that may arise as a result of the surgery.
Liposuction Bruises
One of the more minor complications of liposuction is bruises. These tender areas may cause some pain, but bruises are frequently short-lived and usually disappear after approximately one month. Bruising can be expected during any type of invasive medical procedure, but can be minimized depending on the technique that the cosmetic surgeon uses. Newer techniques like Vaser are associated with less post-operative bruising due to the fat-selective effect of the treatment. Be sure to discuss with your doctor before the surgery to address all your concerns about post-liposuction bruising. Post- liposuction side effects, including bruises and scars, may be minimized with proper care.
Sutures and Scars
There will be small scars at the regions where the liposuction cannulae are inserted. These scars are typically small and heal well. Sometimes, the doctor will leave the incisions open in order to allow fluid to drain out. Since the incisions are small, and the amount of fluid that must drain out is large, some surgeons opt to leave the incisions open, the better to clear the patient’s body of excess fluid. They find that the unimpeded departure of that fluid allows the incisions to heal more quickly. Others suture them only partially, leaving space for the fluid to drain out. Others delay suturing until most of the fluid has drained out, about 1 or 2 days. In any case, while the fluid is draining, dressings need to be changed often. After one to three days, small self-adhesive bandages are sufficient.

As with any cosmetic surgery, liposuction carries potential side effects. Scars, bruises, and swelling may be apparent following surgery. It may take a few months for the lumpiness to completely disappear after the liposuction procedure. It will also take some time for your body to get used to the new shape, but most patients are pleased with the results despite the adjustment time.

Liposuction Swelling

Some post- liposuction swelling is inevitable. During follow-up visits with your doctor, it is important that you inform him or her of any changes in the amount of post- liposuction swelling or other side effects that you are experiencing. After liposuction, the swelling should be on a gradual recovery. If the swelling is not recovering or getting worse, inform your doctor immediately.

Swelling in the ankles and treated areas is common. This may be accompanied by a lumpy appearance in the area from which fat was removed, which will settle and appear more natural within six months after surgery. If the upper thigh has been treated with liposuction, patients may experience thrombophlebitis, or inflammation of the veins, in this area. Within a few weeks, this should go away. Discuss your expectations with your cosmetic surgeon before the procedure, and be aware of the possible complications that may arise as a result of the surgery.

Liposuction Bruises

One of the more minor complications of liposuction is bruises. These tender areas may cause some pain, but bruises are frequently short-lived and usually disappear after approximately one month. Bruising can be expected during any type of invasive medical procedure, but can be minimized depending on the technique that the cosmetic surgeon uses. Newer techniques like Vaser are associated with less post-operative bruising due to the fat-selective effect of the treatment. Be sure to discuss with your doctor before the surgery to address all your concerns about post-liposuction bruising. Post- liposuction side effects, including bruises and scars, may be minimized with proper care.

Sutures and Scars

There will be small scars at the regions where the liposuction cannulae are inserted. These scars are typically small and heal well. Sometimes, the doctor will leave the incisions open in order to allow fluid to drain out. Since the incisions are small, and the amount of fluid that must drain out is large, some surgeons opt to leave the incisions open, the better to clear the patient’s body of excess fluid. They find that the unimpeded departure of that fluid allows the incisions to heal more quickly. Others suture them only partially, leaving space for the fluid to drain out. Others delay suturing until most of the fluid has drained out, about 1 or 2 days. In any case, while the fluid is draining, dressings need to be changed often. After one to three days, small self-adhesive bandages are sufficient.

12 Comments Add Yours ↓
  1. Elaiza Sim

    01.21.2010 20:18

    Hi I could like to find out what is the difference between doing liposuction or vaser lipo selection!!!!!Fro my understanding,after doing liposuction at the tummy,skin tissue will be even sagging than before,exspecially for those women after birth..As for lipo selection it won’t be so sagging as i saw the photo that after woman did liposelection skin tissue are firmer.But is it true that the result is not as good as liposuction?Due to the ultasound can’t go deeper into our skin tissue.Unlike liposuction…Please Reply I Am Confused..I wanting to have a trt that can have instant slim and very firm tummy…Please help…best and regards.

  2. admin

    05.14.2010 17:36

    Hi Elaiza,

    We have emailed you our comments.

  3. sarah

    07.22.2010 18:39

    Hi,
    Hope this email finds you well and hope to get an honest, fair reply from you guys.

    –any difference bet liposelection or smart lipo or is it just a difference in name;which is better in terms of better results & less trauma/bruising
    –can it be done to remove fat on calves or not worthwhile to go thru the pain as result wld be minimal
    –which are the few trustworthy clinics or doctors to visit

    Thanks alot for yr help!!

  4. admin

    07.25.2010 16:28

    Hi Sarah,

    Liposelection and Smartlipo uses different technology to remove the fats. We have not personally tried Smartlipo, so, I can’t provide a review on it. But we have feedbacks from readers who underwent the both and think that liposelection is better, in terms of smoother contour, price and downtime.

    Large calves are sometimes due to muscles, rather than fats. But if it is due to fats, the results from liposelection is awesome.

  5. Jo-anne

    08.01.2010 21:02

    Wld like to do ‘tummy tuck’ thru vaserlipo. Can recommend reliable docs with reasonable price? Many thanks.

  6. admin

    08.04.2010 12:50

    Hi Jo-anne,

    We have emailed you information which you may find useful.

  7. kelly

    08.12.2010 13:07

    Wld like to do ‘tummy tuck’ via vaserlipo too. Can you recommend reliable docs with reasonable price as well? Thanks in advance

  8. admin

    08.19.2010 10:47

    Hi Kelly,

    We have emailed you information which you may find useful.

  9. Minnie

    08.19.2010 11:46

    Hi,

    I’m thinking of liposuction, but having read so many articles on the different types of liposuction,i’m confused on which is the best “type”.

    Please advice which is the safest and with effective results.

    After liposuction, how long do we need to rest?

    Is there any other side effects or any other things to refrain from.

    What is the estimated cost for treatment done on tummy and tighs?

    Thank You.

  10. admin

    08.26.2010 14:51

    Hi Minnie,

    We are in the opinion that Vaser is the safest and that done in the hands of an experienced doc, one can expect good results.

    Recovery is subjective, as it depends on your own pain threshold. But generally, from feedback from our readers,
    - most resume work after 3-5 days,
    - abs lipo cost on average $7k,
    - thighs $10k.

  11. Azizah

    09.20.2010 14:42

    Hi there

    I would like to get some fats off mainly my hips & outer thigh. I am aware of liposuction but is vaser lipo same as lipo selection? And is 7k to 10k range standard for all? Because I may be on budget. I am of average weight and height (58-9kg, 159cm). It’s just that I am middle heavy. Total overweight is by 6kg.

    Please help.

  12. admin

    10.03.2010 12:36

    Hi Azizah,

    We are an independent site, aiming to share our experience to our readers, thus, we do not have a comprehensive list of price, the financing plans provided by clinics in Singapore.

    Vaser Lipo and Liposelection are the same. Different clinics may charge differently. The $7k to $10 is an average and we can’t say the same for all clinics.



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Latest Guideline by MOH. For large- volume liposuction consisting of more than 1 litre of total fat, the procedure should be performed in a Ambulatory Day Surgery Centre or Hospital setting recognized by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

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