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What to do for hardness and lumps after Cellulaze?

  • beacher
  • 1 year ago

I had Cellulaze almost 4 weeks ago and my legs are very hard, lumpy, and hot, and I still have significant bruising and swelling.  The whole front and back of both thighs are really hard and there are lots of lumps, big and small, and still so much bruising. Saw my PS a few days ago, he said the hardness and lumps are called induration, and the swelling/bruising/heat are from inflammation.  He told me to take Advil for the inflammation.  He said everything looks fine, and I can stop wearing the compression garment now (but I'm still wearing it anyway).  I asked about doing massage, taking arnica, continuing to wear the compression garment, etc., but he said there have been no studies to prove any of these things would aid healing.  Has anyone else out there had really hard skin and lumps, and how long did it take to go away?   Also, would love it if some Docs would share your opinions too.

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It has now been one year and three months since my Cellulaze procedure and since my original post. Unfortunately, the discoloration and lumps have not gone away. My legs look like they are severely bruised. They look far worse than before the procedure. Although my doctor is a certified plastic surgeon and is very good at other procedures, I think he did something wrong this time. My advice, don't get Cellulaze, or if you feel you must, make sure your doctor has done many Cellulaze procedures already.
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Hi, I'm really sorry to hear this. My surgeon has carried out many procedures and is confident my results will be good. Who knows, maybe yours will disappear one day. Have you tried to excersise the area and massage? Please feel free to chat to me at anytime if you wish
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Anyone worried about results should really look at the cellulaze pictures on here which clearly show results at least 3months + post op. Ladies- be patient
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Hi - I had cellulaze in march and I have discolouration and hard bumps. I have been advised to keep my garment on as long as possible, the longer you keep it on the better the results. to be honest, i am not worried at all. before i had the procedure i was fully aware of the procedure results time and i am patient. remember ladies, some results can take upto 12months but really, 3 months is ab0out right to see improvement. im hoping bumps will go away with good regular massage. any tips fr3om any docs would be appreciated  thank you - keela. going for BBL in Miami in 2 days so wish me luck.
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I've been doing lymph drainage therapy (found a great therapist by searching on yelp). I had never heard about it when I read about it somewhere on this website. It helps remove some of the excess fluid from your legs, and now that I'm 6 weeks out and healing somewhat, the therapist applied a little more pressure than usual this week to break up the hard lumps (it's trapped fluid, she says). I definitely felt the difference right after that appointment.
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I have my patients take arnica before and after the procedure, and I use compression for 2 weeks then 2 weeks at night only. Massage starts at 1 month. Purpura (bruising) is common and goes away around 6 weeks. It really does take 3 months for the changes to come through. Be patient and try massage.
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Hi Beacher - I'm just wondering how you are doing. I think I may be following in your footsteps regarding the continuing bruising, swelling and firmness. Everything resolving but incredibly slowly and it often feels like one step forward, one step back. I'm at four weeks as of tomorrow and really starting to wonder when I'll have normal looking legs, never mind without all the cellulite. I think you must be at least three months by now. Is your bruising/swelling gone and if so, when did it go away? Have you seen any improvement to your cellulite? Thanks!
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I have hard skin. I don't like the way it feels when I touch it with my hands, it physically feels hard. I also feel it against clothes. I am almost 3 weeks, exactly 17 days post op. I still think I have swelling and I still have pain when touched. I do not have lumps with the hardness that you have. I really hope the hardness goes away!!! Please keep us posted!
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I just had my 6 week follow up and my doc says I need to be patient. My legs look the same as they did at my 3 week follow up, there is no change in the hardness, lumps, etc. He said the lumps are induration from edema, and he said the dark purple colors are not bruises, he called it something else but I forget, anyway he said it is perfectly normal, part of the healing process, and that I am doing fine. He said I should not expect to see changes in the cellulite until 3-6 months. I guess for now I will trust him and try to be patient. It's not easy :) Oh, and today is the first day I did not wear spanx to work. I've continued to wear some kind of compression garment (Marena or Spanx) during the day just because it felt better having protection/support for my legs. I sit at my desk alot, so we'll see how it goes today. My garment is in my brief case just in case I need it, ha.
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Here is a Q&A where the doctors offer their opinion on what sounds like a similar situation:

Is It Normal to Have Small Bumps (hard Areas) After Cellulaze? Will This Go Away?

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