Lump on flank after water jet lipo. Should I be worried? (Photo)

8 days post op water jet Lipo. I have a lump on my flank with a black and blue bruise in the same area. There's also a buckle in my garmet here. Should I be worried? Will a lymphatic drainage massage help?

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Lump post body jet liopsuction

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firstly it looks like given a bit more time you are going to get a great result! The lump
may well be a collection of blood (a haematoma) in which case it should resolve over the next 4 weeks or so and you can speed this up with some gentle massage. As you say there is a buckle in your garment directly over the area it could be related to this and be the result of tissue oedema (which again will resolve given time and will be helped by massage). At 8 days following surgery it is still very early and I wouldn't worry about it too much. If it is still there in 5 weeks I would go and see your surgeon. I hope this helps
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Lump after BodyJet liposuction

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8 days after a procedure this is frequent and normal. Swelling will peak and is naturally no uniform all over the place. Follow the massage protocols as instructed by your surgeon and allow some time for settlement only one week after the procedure there is no need to worry about this.

Alexander Aslani, MD
Spain Plastic Surgeon
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Make sure that the garment you are wearing is not adding to the formation of this. I am sure this will settle but you may need some advice on massage. Keep in touch with your PS.

Gary L. Ross, MBChB, FRCS
Manchester Plastic Surgeon
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