Lumpiness Post Lipo - Can Mesotherapy Help?

I have Vaser liposelection carried out on my upper...

I have Vaser liposelection carried out on my upper and lower abdomen last week. I did it because I would really like to be able to wear a bikini and close fitting dresses with confidence. The procedure was carried out under local anaesthetic and I found it quite painful at times. I was then in a lot of pain for the first 24hrs and have been uncomfortable ever since. There is some heavy bruising above my pubic bone area but that appears to be diminishing each day. There is swelling and a lumpy uneveness over both the upper and lower abs. I find the lumpiness really upsetting - I sometimes wish I'd never had it done. I have been really good at wearing the compression garment provided 24hrs a day but as soon as you take it off the lumps and bumps reappear very quickly.

How long will it take for the swelling to go down? Will the lumpiness even out in the next couple of months? I have heard that MESOTHERAPY may help with dealing with any lumpiness left as a result of the operation. Would you recommend this? Would treatments such as 'Velasmooth' or 'Accent' have any success here.

Dr Taghipour

He did not talk me through what to expect from the treatment or what the potential downfalls might be. When I saw him this week to have my stitches out and questioned whether the lumpy uneveness would go, he just shrugged.

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Dear, Ravensk1. I am going to have the same procedure a you have had with the same doctor tomorrow morning and am now petrified! How is your stomach now? Has the lumpiness improved? I really hope that you are feeling much better. Please, reply if you see this post. Kind regards Marie
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Hi Marie, How have you got on? I am now roughly 6 weeks post surgery and I still have incredibly lumpy, uneven skin on my abdomen. The area also feels very sensitive to touch and my belly button area became very inflamed. I understand it can take up to 6 months to get the full benefit, but yesterday I decided that some ACCENT radio frequency (which is traditionally given for cellulite) on the area might help improve the appearance. I have to say that at present I still regret having the treatment. All I wanted was to be able to wear a bikini without feeling too self conscious and now I most definitely can't as I have the wrinkled folds of an old woman! Do let me know how you get on. I still seem to have some fluid areas of hardness and am really hoping that they go away soon. I found the advice about bromelein helpful (can be found in Holland and Barrett or the Pharmacist by the post office in Harrow) and Taurine also helps with inflammation. Email me directly if you prefer:- katieravenscroft@waitrose.com Kind regards, Katie
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Hi Ravensk, I had a procedure done with your surgeon just 4 days ago, and am now mildly panicked after seeing this post. I had my upper and lower abs, lovehandles, back and the sides of the thighs. It was not comfortable at all and my stomach is quite bloated, but I have been hopeful that the results will be worth it after the first 6 weeks. Can you tell me how you are now? Also what does the bromelein do? Thanks
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Hi, how are you getting on? I am now 1 year past vaser and, unfortunately,. have put on some weight! The problem is that is goes to all the areas that have fatty deposits ie. the lumpy bits on my stomach from his rather bad procedure, my love handles, back (I've NEVER had a fatty back before) and my thighs. Moral of the story - don't gain a single pound extra from your pre vaser weight or it will go on all the other areas. Other than that - no pain or numbness anymore. Still not sure if it was really worth all that money. Ravenski
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hi there- did your lumps ever go away? i am 10 weeks post op and have many lumps on my tummy. :-(
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I defintely agree with the person above. You need at least 6-8 weeks to heal. The Bumps are probably knots or bruises.I had some and they eventually all went away. I also felt strange like I had pulled muscles and aches. Eventually over time those strange sensations and bumps went away. It looks quite nice except I gained 20 pounds and I was never heavy alway 115-120. The good thing is my stomach stomach is flat even though I am FAT. LOL I also had my flanks done. Very pleased with the results. I don't think I had vaser but I did have laser assited lipo which is similar. Please allow a good two months for swelling and recovery. You will even need longer time for the body to fully recover. It takes a good 6 months. I had a lot of anxiety after my procedure which everything came out fine. Although IF you are in excruitiating pain. I would go to a hospital. You could have some other complications. At least go and see your primary care physician. Just for peace of mind. Lipo can be very dangerous if not properly performed and the doctor should have made you aware of the complications and post operative recovery.
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First of all, you are only 1 week after inflicting trauma onto your body, you have to be patient and let your body heal. I would stay far away from that Mesotherapy. I have read more bad than good. Instead of resulting to another procedure that may cause you more harm that could be irreversible, you can do simple things on your own like massaging the area. It will hurt like heck, but do it anyway. If you have a chiropractor, you could go and ask him/her to perform ultrasound on the area, that will help a lot. Rule of thumb for swelling 60% down at 6 weeks, 90% at 6 months. I still wear my compression garment, I have not had it off more than an hour at a time since surgery. It's not so bad to wear it and it will help. Just had another appt with my doc yesterday and he still recommended I continue to wear it. My next appt is in 6 months. Also, get some Bromelain, take on an empty stomach, it is an enzyme it will help. I went through a bottle in a week. I took it around the clock, even mid of the night when I got up, and I did get up in the early weeks due to being uncomfortable. I am 7 weeks post-op right now, had bruising on my legs as late as 5 weeks post-op. Dr.'s staff was a bit shocked at the severity of my bruising day and week after my surgery, but I have healed wonderfully. I did use some ultrasound on my legs to help speed the healing. Soreness, I still have some, feels as if I had a work out...oh maybe that's what it is from. I went back into the gym at 3 weeks was still sore, but I am addicted to working out, training etc. Be patient and do not do anything you will regret with Mesotherapy. Be proactive in your healing and don't expect to look perfect 1 week after someone jabbing a device into your body, it is invasive you need time to heal. Good luck
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I recently had liposuction in my abdomen, back and love handles. I am on my 8th week post op and still see no significant results. I have been measuring myself and have only lost 1-2 inches. My doctor can't give me a straight answer. I am still lumpy and starting to get really worried. I have been wearing my compression garment, but as soon as I take it off I feel worse than I did pre surgery. Am I being unreasonable to expect to see better results?
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