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What Could Be the Cause of the Greyish/blue Lump on my Abdomen 18 Months After Liposuction? (photo)

I had liposuction 18 months ago and still have a greyish/blue lump on my abdomen. I am 5'5" and weigh 128, so there was not much fat on my belly, I wanted remove the little pooch. I also had lipo on my outer thighs and do have "normal lumpiness"there. The bump on my stomach appears to be a bruise...something different than the rest. I was told that skin tightening would "even it out", so I'm now getting Exilis treatments. Is it bruising? Fluid? Scar tissue? Discolored Fat? Thanks for any advice.

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What Could Be the Cause of the Greyish/blue Lump on my Abdomen 18 Months After Liposuction?

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Thanks for trying to post the photos of this post operative liposuction seroma/hematoma/scar. In my opinion based only on the iffy photos, I believe you have a retained seroma/scar. Only a small incision and drainage procedure may correct. I might obtain a soft tissue scan first to see if a fluid level is in the area. Seek opinions in person. 

Lumpiness after Liposuction

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lumps and bumps after liposuction are very common. sometimes they can last for months post procedure. if you are concerned about this being a collection of fluid its best to seek immediate attention from your surgeon and have it evaluated. its possible a simple aspiration procedure might be able to help alleviate the symptoms. I would follow your doctor's advice and proceed accordingly

Misbah Khan, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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