Lumps and bumps on my stomach almost 10 years after lipo. Please help (Photos)

Unfortunately it wasn't stressed to me the importance of wearing a garment or massage so I was content until shortly after surgery. I've had 3 kids since then and haven't worried until now. I've read about scar tissue, lymphatic massage but want a real answer. I need to pinpoint the problem. Do I see a surgeon or do I need to go to a deep massage center?

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Uneven Skin 10 years after Liposuction

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Unfortunately, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of your uneven skin (lumps and bumps as you call them) just from your photos.  However, at 10 years after a liposuction and following 3 pregnancies, chances are your skin has lost some elasticity, and this loosening has exaggerated any slight irregularities present early after your lipo.  At this time I don't think massage will help.  You might consider some of the non-surgical skin tightening technologies such as ultherapy, thermage, or sculpsure.  You could consult with a plastic surgeon to see if some spot liposuction might help reduce the bumps and make things smoother, or even if a little fat grafting in the depressed areas would even things out a bit.  If, however, you have a lot of loose skin, then you might consider a tummy tuck to really firm and smooth your belly wall.  Good luck.

Tummy tuck

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Thank you for your questions and pictures.  It may be that the solution for your situation is to have a tummy tuck.  This will remove extra skin and help to significantly correct the uneven areas on your abdomen.  Seek a consultation from a Board Certified PS.

Lumps and bumps on my stomach almost 10 years after lipo.

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Thank you for your question. At this time massage is not going to work. Need some combination of treatments to smoothen. Please see a board certified PS for evaluation.

VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring with Fat Grafting

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I suggest a revision procedure for improvement or try non invasive options like sculpsure, vanquish/cellutone, exilis/venus legacy.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Lumps and bumps on my stomach almost 10 years after lipo. Please help (Photos)

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Very difficult issues! After 10 years and 3 pregnancies. I think a combination of minor surgeries, KyBella (off label injections) Thermi Smooth 250 RF sessions can improve over the course of 6 months. Fee range from $5,000 to $10,000, with no guarantees.....

Lumps 10 years after lipo

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You could visit a practice where the surgeon could evaluate you for a small amount of liposuction to correct the lumps. I do not think that any massage will improve your issue at this point. Best of Luck. 

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