Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS
When to contact the doctor
Common side effects after liposuction may include:
You will need to wear an elastic bandage or pressure garment over the treated area to control swelling and help with healing.
Your surgeon will tell you how long to wear this garment. During this timeframe, you should take it off only to bathe.
Results of your liposuction will become more apparent as the swelling goes down. Most people see their final results after about three or four months.
The surgeon's incisions leave small scars, but generally these scars are in areas where they are not noticeable, such as around the pubic hairline.
How To Information:
After liposuction, call your doctor right away if you have:
(The last three items above are all signs of shock)
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From Andrew Maynard - Chair of the University of Michigan Department of Environmental Health Sciences, with help from David Faulkner - 2013 Master of Public Health graduate.