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Teganoid 05-29-2011 01:45 PM

Problems 9 days after lipo
I had lipo on my upper arms on the 20th of May. After the orocedure, my right incision (at the elbow) did not drain much at all, while the right one did. Not only did the right one seem to have issues darining, but my right hand has been swollen since the 21st.

I went to my 1 week follow-up on May 26th and told the doctor (which wasn't my original surgeon, because he is out of town) that my hand has been numb and I have had issues draining, but he didn't address the issue at all.

That night, about 7 minutes after wrapping my arms, my right arm finally started draining. However. it was very sudden and it drained a LOT within about ten minutes. When the flow finally slowed, I decided to tape a mentrual pad to my arm. When I woke up in the morning, the pad was SOAKED, but It was no longer draining like crazy. Then, it did it again Fridat night, but it did not happen last night.

At first, I thought this must be really good, but today my arm is hard, burning worse than I could have imagined, and the incision looks almost healed! I can't move it or even touch it without it feeling like it's on fire!

My left arm is perfectly fine, but my right arm is killing me! I am currently lying down, arm elevated, with an ice pack.

I know the obvious thing to do would be to call my doctor, but is this AT ALL normal?

lipoadvisor 12-06-2012 05:56 AM

What is happening is a bit stressful but i believe that drainage is something should happen in order for swelling to fade! Probably the openings in your right hand are much smaller than the ones in your left hand and is what caused all this mess.. of course i believe you should talk to your doctor but i think you will feel much better pretty soon.

aydanvern 05-03-2013 04:13 AM

For many men and women, liposuction is the ideal solution for problem areas. It is not the first step, though. Individuals will have to do their part at improving the way their body looks first. The problem is that this is not a weight loss procedure. In other words, you will need to put a good deal of time into getting your body to the point that you want it to be at. Of course, you also need to consider if the procedure can help you to handle those last few pounds in that hard-to-care-for area.

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