Liposuction Recovery Pictures: How will I look?
In addition to their final results, patients are interested in how they will look at each stage of the recovery. This page is meant to show prospective patients how they may look at each stage of the recovery.
It is important to note that pictures during recovery will be a lot more divergent and unpredictable than final before and after pictures. I am always amazed at the wide disparity between patients when I see them for follow up.
Things that I have found to help patients:
1) good compression, worn around the clock for three days
2) cooling of the surgical area with icepacks the first 12 hours postop
3) preexisting good skin tone (swelling often occurs with skin looseness in the beginning
4) massaging any hard areas starting around day 10 (self massage is OK)
Patient 1: This patient did very well, I would say better than average:
Patient 2: Now I want to show you the other extreme, a patient that had very significant swelling. This was somewhat predictable due to strethmarks/skin laxity. My goal is to educate patients and I beleive by showing the spectrum of swelling patients can better understand.