When is the lumps and bumps goes away? (photos)

I did smartlipo on 7/29/2016. It is one month now. I still sees lots of unevenness on my belly. I being doing massage twice per week after the first week. I never done lipo before. I don't know what is normal or not. When will this go away?

Doctor Answers 5

Smart Lipo

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Thank you for your question and photograph.

It is important to consult with your surgeon about any questions or concerns you may have so they can give you a physical examination. The lumpiness/swelling in the area is common after SmartLipo and will begin resolving over the next 3 months. I usually have my patient’s wear their compression garments with topifoam and daily light massaging to break it up and make the area smoother and softer. You can also take 1 capsule of Resveratrol a day to assist in recovery. Best of luck in your recovery.

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

Liposuction irregularities.

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It is still early and you need continued compression as well as aggressive daily massage.  Weight loss and exercise will also help.  Give it another month and follow up with your surgeon.

Liposuction recovery

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Thank you for your question. This "lumpy, bumpy" appearance and feel are very common for this stage of healing. Most cases smooth out by about 3 months. Continue massaging them, and keep up with your diet and exercise. You'll get there. Best wishes.

Lumps and bumps after lipo improve with compression and massage over the first few months

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You're only 4 weeks out. Healing takes at least 3-6 months. Until then, lumpiness is best managed by massage and compression garments.

Normal healing process

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The lumpiness, swelling, itching and hardness after a surgery like you had typically persists at least 8 weeks after the surgery then slowly goes away. In my experience, daily massage of the hard areas makes the biggest difference in getting rid of it sooner rather than later. It can easily take 6 months or more to see results. Be sure to keep any scheduled follow up appointments you have with your surgeons for his evaluation and advice. Hope this helps.

Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area

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