hi. i had smart lipo done about two weeks ago and everything seems to be healing fine, and i kow its still quite early and that im still a bit swollen but there are these bumps that are beginning to form where the tissue is harder/denser. im wondering what the best way to resolve these quick would be. i have a beach vacation approaching, at 6 wks post op, and i really really dont want to still be showing signs of my surgery. any advice? should i get a lymphatic drainage massage? ultrasound?
Advice for Smartlipo Bumps - Massage? Ultrasound?
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Lumps after smartlipo require time to heal as well as possible secondary procedure
Lumps after smartlipo require time to heal as well as possible secondary procedure. Most lumps resolve with time but injections of 5FU and cortisone might help if used very judiciously.
Lumps two weeks after liposuction
external ultrasound is safe soon after surgery and liposuction as long as the provider uses appropriate settings. Endermologie may be too soon for you.
Shiatsu improves post-Smartlipo swelling
At 2 to 4 weeks post-Smartlipo, the swelling you describe is normal. During this phase your tissue may still be too sensitive for Velashape (radiofrequency and infrared) or even ultrasound. I recommend a shiatsu-type of lymphatic drainage massage. Good luck!
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