Visit us in Chevy Chase, Tyson's Area/McLean or Gainesville:
5454 Wisconsin Ave, #1710 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300 McLean, VA 22102

7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100, Gainesville, VA 20155
(With Katie Williar, P.A)

(703) 543-9252 | (301) 244-0148

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:


Photo Mar 28, 7 57 39 AM

before lipo


at one month after surgery



and this is at three months, very close to the final results

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.

swelling after lipo

before abdomen lipo, patient with swelling

28 days after lipo in swollen patient

28 days post, signficant postop swelling

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Office location:

Chevy Chase
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
suite 1710
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Tyson's Corner (McLean, VA)
7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300
McLean, VA 22102
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Gainesville (With Katie Williar, P.A)
7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100,
Gainesville, VA 20155
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Phone: (703) 543-9252
(301) 244-0148

Fax: (866) 206-6747

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