Liposuction- Side Effects
Dr. Stan Castor is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Tampa, FL. He has offices in the New Tampa, FL area and in Riverview, FL. He offers complimentary consultations and writes frequently about plastic surgery topics:
Side effects of Liposuction
A side effect, as opposed to a complication, is medically minor, although it can be uncomfortable, annoying, and even painful. Some of the side effects of Liposuction are:
Bruising: can be painful in the short term, and should fade after a few weeks. Arnica and Bromelain are two herbal supplements which help diminish bruising and swelling in most patients.
Swelling: should subside gradually over a month or two. Bromelain and Arnica are two herbal supplements which help diminish bruising and swelling in most patients.
Scars: will vary in size depending on the particular procedure, and should fade over the weeks. Most scars are between 3-4mm. Scarring is an individual thing, partly dependent on heredity. For some, scar healing may take as long as a year. Lasers and IPL treatments can be done if scars are dark.
Pain: should be temporary and controlled by either over-the-counter medication, or by a prescription.
Numbness: sometimes persists for a few weeks. Vaser liposuction does not permanently damage nerves.
There could be various factors limiting movement for a short while, such as: wearing a compression garment, keeping the head elevated, temporary swelling or pain. Most patients resume normal activity in a few days. Dr. Stan Castor is available for free consultation regarding liposuction by calling 813-971-2000 to schedule an appointment at the New Tampa or Riverview, FL office.