1 week today!
Hello Dr. Roughton!
I am one week into my recovery for BA and bra line lipo. Woohoo! I noticed some fresh bruising on and around my left breast. Is this something to be expected? I’m definitely still swollen and tender, but have been doing my exercises.
Hi! Not sure if fresh bruising is normal but it may be that you just noticed it? Liposuction is the craziest thing! We make a 2-4 mm incision and it hurts more than almost anything else we do to folks. I think this happens because all the little nerves remain intact rather than divided (as we do in open surgery). Nerves intact means pain rather than numbness. It does get better, I promise. Swelling goes down and patients forget how much they were mad at me initially.
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