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Deep Dimples After Tummy Tuck & Lipo on Hips and Thighs

Its about two months after my surgery, I healing nicely, but I got two really deep indentation on upper thighs that i never had before, they are the size of about an egg cut diagonally in half. Will they ever fill up? Do I have to have surgery to correct this? It looks really ugly.

Doctor Answers (5)

Dimpling and dents after liposuction

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Given the size of the described dimples, I have my doubts that they will resolve without additional surgery. This may require fat grafting and or a lift of the effected area.


Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Dimples After Liposuction

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If this dimples are present after 3 months then correction will be necessary.  The best way to correct these areas would be use your fat to inject and recontour the areas.

Dr. ES

Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Indentations after liposuction on the thigh

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You may see only minimal improvement as surrounding swelling decreases over a total of six months after liposuction. You may need some fat grafting injections to help fill the indentations.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
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Liposuction defects can be corrected with fat transfer.

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Hi.

It sounds like these depressions may be permanent. In a few months, you can consider a revision with fat injections.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Dents after liposuction.

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If they are large deep dents, they will probably not go away and require fat to fill them. Return to your surgeon and discuss this.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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