Common "Liposuction" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


"Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes extra fat from the body. The procedure is usually done on the hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, and under the chin or face to improve their shape. The common side effects of liposuctions include shock, fluid accumulation under the skin, infections, permanent nerve damage, skin sensation changes, fat embolism, bumpy or wavy skin and indentations in the suctioned areas.


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I get skin necrosis on my left thigh after liposuction. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I got liposuction surgery last month. I was in the hospital for two days and then I was discharged. I come from a small town so I had to go a bit far from my hometown for the surgery. My doctor claims that he has 22 liters of fat removed from my body. My bodyweight before surgery was 1...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Drains left open for fluid discharge generally close within two weeks. I think you were done a tumescent type of liposuction. You do not have any immediate complications as per your description, so I think it was done nicely. But prolonged complications in drain discha...  Read Full »

There is a clicking sound post-pectoral implant surgery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am about four days postoperative from pectoral implant surgery with liposuction. Recovery is going well. No fever or unusual swelling, etc. I have what I feel to be a normal pain. My only concern is that sometimes (not always and not with same movements) I hear what sounds like a gur...  Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What your surgeon has said is true. Few days postoperative may be until two weeks there will be slight crackling sound near and around the implant site. It is normal. The space created for the implant during surgery is what makes that sound. Nothing much to worry abo...  Read Full »

Should I worry about the discoloration around my belly button?

Query: Hi doctor, I underwent a full tummy tuck procedure with muscle repair and liposuction of the tummy and flanks before six weeks. I am a bit concerned about my belly button and its color. Is it normal at this point of recovery? Also, I still feel tender, especially around the above and below the bell...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Tenderness and hardness in a few areas post-liposuction are common. You should recover completely between three to four weeks. Also, mild skin discoloration may take slightly longer, between five to six weeks, to r...  Read Full »

Will steroid injection affect the outcome of the liposuction done around my jowl area?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a liposculpture procedure around my jowl area last month. And I was prescribed to take a five-day course of oral Prednisone and a steroid injection for a severe allergic reaction that is not related to the surgery. My question is, will the steroids injection ruin my overall resul...  Read Full »

Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; How much fat was injected during liposuction? Did you have any other added procedure on face? Which area of your body was affected by allergic reaction? Is this the first time you have taken...  Read Full »

I have a small penis. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small penis. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The average length of the penis varies from 2.5 to 4 inches in the flaccid state and 4.5 to 6.5 inches in the erect state with a one inch diameter. An extended size would not make females happy. It would cause discomfort. A bigger penis or t...  Read Full »

I have high inflammatory markers. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a question about my blood results. I had blood taken for my second round of lipedema surgery, and I would like to know if these values are all right. I always have high inflammatory markers (high CRP, usually high WBC, and high ESR). I have lipedema, obesity, back pain, and constant...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. RBC (red blood cell), hemoglobin, and hematocrit are normal. WBC (white blood cells) are slightly raised. C-reactive protein is raised. It seems to be due to obesity and musculoskeletal inflammation. INR (International normalized ratio)and PT (...  Read Full »

My belly button is sore and bulging post-surgery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am six days post operative from a full tummy tuck with liposuction and muscle repair. I feel that I am recovering normally from what I was told and what I read. However, the area immediately above my belly button is extremely sore and appears to almost be bulging and is slightly ele...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your post, it is expected because some amount of hematoma is expected at the site of muscle repair and should not be a reason for worry. You need to keep watch on fever in case there is a fever that has to be treated because that may be due to inf...  Read Full »

I have tricuspid regurgitation. Can I undergo liposuction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 51 years old with hypertension, having an elective liposuction surgery with general anesthesia. I have been preopted. Everything is fine including, PT, INR, CBC, CMP, chest X-ray, and EKG. Echo is within normal limits, including EF 56 percent. However, I was found to have mild plu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you may have it. There is no additional cardiac risk due to mild tricuspid regurgitation if there is no pulmonary artery hypertension mentioned in the echo report. It is being mild will not increase the risk beyond usual cardiac risk if there is no pulmonary art...  Read Full »

I am a male, looking to have a curvy, feminine body without impacting my performance. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, looking to have a curvy, feminine body without impacting my performance. I am curious about what options are available to me. Hormones seem either not to work, or work but significantly reduce a man's genitals and ability to function. And padded clothing only works for dr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Dawre

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You want to have a curvy body. There are lots of procedure to get it. Liposuction, abdominoplasty, body contouring surgeries. It depends on what you want. Every surgery has its pros and cons. You may require multiple surgeries. You need to understand them. Get in tou...  Read Full »

What could be the possible side effects of liposuction?

Query: Hi doctor, I underwent liposuction on my lower leg three months ago and got a blister. Later it got infected, and the skin color turned black. My doctor dug a hole to remove the infection, and it is leaking a clear and bloody liquid, he keeps stitching it, but it keeps opening. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prince. H. P.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It happens because of a minimal infection at the site. Diabetes and smoking will prolong the healing time, and the treatment is regular debridement of wound edges and dressing the wound along with antibiotics daily. If the wound does not heal, you can get skin gr...  Read Full »

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