Is This Normal 4 Weeks After Liposuction?

Is it normal to have a swollen, hard, sore area under the chin 4 weeks after liposuction? Also, is it normal to still have no feeling in one of my ears and the sutured area behind the ears still red and crusty?

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Hard Lump 4 Weeks after Liposuction

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   A lump is not unusual, but a fluid collection should be ruled out.  Transient numbness due to neuropraxia may take a few months to resolve.   Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA


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Without a picture or an exam it is hard to be accurate. It is normal to still feel numbness, nerves take up to 1 year to regenerate.

Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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