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Hardness and Numbness 16 Weeks After Liposuction

16 weeks after liposuction, my stomach still feels hard and numb, and there are soft lumps on my flanks, is this normal? My stomach continues to feel hard when I touch it with my fingers, in addition the area still feels numb, and I notice soft lumps on my flanks, its been 16 weeks, so I would have thought the swelling would have gone down by now, is this normal or should I be concerned?

Doctor Answers (3)

Hardness and lumpiness after liposuction


W'hat kind of liposuction have you had done? Most patients do not get very hard areas. Some do get patchy numbness that it ypically is not permanent. If your surgeon hasn't seen you yet, call to scheule followup appointment. Ask your surgeon what they think of Endermologie or Velashape for cellulite ongoing maintenance or as an ajunct after liposuction

Manhattan Dermatologist
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Liposuction and numbness and hardness


It is unusual to have numbness and hardness 16 weeks after liposuction. I have not seen this with traditional liposuction, but it may be from another technique.  Call your doctor to be evaluated.  Massage may help with the firmness or external ultrasound.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Hardness and numbness 16 weeks after liposuction


Very unusual, please contact your surgeon or get an additional second opinion. Photos would have helped determine exactly your issues.

Best of luck from MIAMI Dr. B

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

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