Bruising after liposuction

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Bruising is one kind of injury that happen after rupturing of small blood vessels and make discoloration without a breaking of the overlaying skin. Bruising is one of the most common side effect not only after liposuction but also a surgical procedure even when properly done. It is not unusual to have bruising away from the site of liposuction because blood may travel along certain paths which carry it far from the surgical area.


Bruising may depend on the procedure performed during liposuction surgery; extend of the surgical process and the amount of bleeding after liposuction. Most people suffering bruising less under local anesthesia of liposuction. Tumescent liposuction is one of the most advantageous method for little bruising. The result of this procedures is less bleeding and dramatically reduce less bruising if done properly execution of the procedure. Little bruising also depends on the surgeon`s expertise that the way he done the procedure. If the surgeon penetrates the muscles by using the cannula there is a tendencies to have more bleeding.


Patients should have to take some precaution to minimize more bruising after liposuction surgery. Patients must beware from any type of alcohol before the surgery and must not be under any medication. Doctors suggested patients to take vitamin K on regular basis which may help to reduce excess bleeding and coagulation blood rapidly. Patients suggested drink  plenty of water after liposuction.


Bruising after liposuction is usually gone within 3 weeks however each individual heals at different levels. Using compression garments which is suggested by doctors may help to reduce bruising. With the consultation of doctors patients should take any blood thinners or anti inflammatory medications prior to the surgery to reduce the amount of bleeding and post operative bruising. There are different factors involved to vary the level of bruising in different individuals such as genetic differences in the coagulation system and exposure to substances that affect platelet function such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Nuprin, red wine, large quantities of garlic, or vitamin E taken with 7 to 10 days before surgery. Bruising can be strongly minimized by using postoperative care techniques that include open-drainage and bimodal-compression.

14 Sep, 2011

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