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Heating pad after lipo??

Heating pad after lipo??

Postby TabbyRN » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:15 am

I noticed in another post that a heating pad is great for back pain except if you've had lipo. I had no idea!! I had lipo on my flanks with my tt and have been using a heating pad for the past few days for a backache. Is this contraindicated? It's something I never thought to ask my ps. My lipo'd areas are very tender - am I making it worse?
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Postby swebby » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:11 pm

Heat on lipo'd areas will make you swell like a puff fish and inhibit healing..

If it's just the back and there was no lipo there... then heat can help the muscle soreness.
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Postby kb01 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:16 pm

I did the same thing before I realized it was a [-X for lipo!
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