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It's been 5 months after my liposuction still have pumps, is this normal? (photo)

Pumps after 5 months , it gets worse during the day

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Contour irregularities After Liposuction

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I would start ultrasound or massage for the next few months.  This can take 6-12 months to get better so hang in there.  If it doesn't get better after a year, you should consider a re-treatment with the laser to blend the area, also because it s a smaller cannula.  Or power-assisted aspiration with small diameter.  Or either of them in combination.  If concerned immediately, see your surgeon.  Good luck!  Dr. Emer.


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Contour problems after liposuction may take a number of months to resolve.

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The photograph demonstrates persistent contour irregularities that should get better with time. Five months may seem like a long time but with liposuction it may take several months more before the result is complete.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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It's been 5 months after my liposuction still have pumps, is this normal?

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NO! But this or these are frequent results/complications following liposuction of any type. I try to avoid these by careful pre operative explanations to the patients of these possibilities. Post operatively use aggressive lymphatic massages, external ultrasound, ThermiSmooth RF treatments... 

Contour issues after liposuction

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It can take up to about 6 months or sometimes longer for firm areas to soften. If they are soft then it is more likely fat that was not successfully treated and a revision can be done.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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