Tiggy1163 SAID:

Hi,
I had arm liposuction 7 wks. ago. The results, swelling (edema), lumps, thick scar tissue, wrinkled skin and soreness. I’ve started physical therapy now and the licenced PT is using ultrasound massage therapy as well as deep manual massaging on the arms. The surgeon who performed the liposuction said it will take time and he’s confident that the skin will retract more. I’m miserable right now as my arms looks worse than before I had the lipo and they look the same size as before the procedure. What are your thoughts on this?

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  1. DrElizabethMorgan wrote on :

    Thank you for asking about your arm liposuction healing. Liposuction truly causes irregular swelling. It takes time – at least six months – to see your final result. Only then, at the earliest, is it possible to see if the result is good, acceptable or needs something done. In the meantime, a gentle skin tightening laser may help. Best wishes.

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  2. DrEllenJanetzke wrote on :

    Liposuction takes anywhere from six to 12 months to see the final result. In our office we also offer the Skin Tyte procedure following liposuction to help the skin retract and tighten. Many of our patients have said the pain level, swelling and texture greatly improved after one treatment. Good luck with your healing!!

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