I had Liposuction of abdomen and waist 5 months ago, still have lumpiness, fibrosis and small pockets of fat. I had 12 sessions of lympathic massage, have been very diligent with diet and exercise and am not overweight although my waistline suggests otherwise. Will this resolve itself, or, if not what are my options? Would I have to have another surgery? Could this be repaired by the doctor without a full redo? I am 42, measure 38-28-36.
Liposuction Revision for Lumps, Fibrosis, Fat Pockets?
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Lumps after liposuction can be smoothed with laser techniques
Lumps and fibrosis after liposuction can be improved with revisional surgery.
I have had very good luck smoothing post liposuction contour deformities and lumps using the new SlimLipo laser liposuction (see pictures).
You can read more in the reference below.
Lumpiness is a known side effect
Although technique has much to do with post-op lumpiness, often this is magnified or ensured by the pre-operative condition. You appear to have diffuse fullness around the waist and often this non-localization of fat content and lack of definitive border of fullness lends itself to irregularities. Laxity of the skin that increases with age can contribute to uneveness. Also, not all lumpiness needs to be treated. Some lumps are only palpable or felt but not visible or seen. Unless the lumps are well-defined and significant, it usually pays to wait as long as you can tolerate. Sometimes, a technique using a syringe can be used to selectively remove small quantities of localized fat. I use this technique for the majority of cases, especially those involving small, precise removal of fat.
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