Is It Normal to Feel Numb or Tingly after Liposuction?

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Woman in a flowing polka dot dress.After getting any form of plastic surgery, there can be strange sensations, from itching to stiffness. Some of the most common feelings that you might experience include tingling and numbness after liposuction.

So how do you know if this is normal, and is there anything clients can do about it?

Numbness and Tingling after Surgery Is Common

If you experience numbness and tingling after lipo, don’t worry. This is normal and should go away with time.

This sensation is not limited to liposuction. Any time an incision is made into the body, there is a significant chance of temporary numbness or tingling near the incision site. This is because cutting through body tissues inherently impacts the nerves that run through them. However, not everyone will experience the same sensations during liposuction recovery, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t feel any tingling after lipo.

How Long Will Numbness and Tingling Last?

There is no set timeline on how long tingling and numbness after liposuction will last. Some people will never experience it, while others will feel temporary numbness for several weeks or months. In rarer cases, it may continue for several years or indefinitely.

Coping with the Side Effects

For the most part, there isn’t much that can be done besides being patient with your liposuction recovery and using topical creams to address bothersome tingling. If a symptom is bothering you, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Campanile’s office with any questions or concerns.

To learn more about what to expect from liposuction recovery, contact us at 303-345-7476 to schedule your consultation.


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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Campanile of Campanile Plastic Surgery in Denver discusses questions about tingling and numbness after liposuction.
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