It's been 5 months after my liposuction still have pumps, is this normal? (photo)

Pumps after 5 months , it gets worse during the day

Doctor Answers 5

Contour irregularities After Liposuction

I would start ultrasound or massage for the next few months.  This can take 6-12 months to get better so hang in there.  If it doesn't get better after a year, you should consider a re-treatment with the laser to blend the area, also because it s a smaller cannula.  Or power-assisted aspiration with small diameter.  Or either of them in combination.  If concerned immediately, see your surgeon.  Good luck!  Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Contour problems after liposuction may take a number of months to resolve.

The photograph demonstrates persistent contour irregularities that should get better with time. Five months may seem like a long time but with liposuction it may take several months more before the result is complete.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

It's been 5 months after my liposuction still have pumps, is this normal?

Thank you for your question. After the Tummy Tuck operation the recovery period depends on your physical status, age, general health and condition mainly. The operation itself does not take too long therefore you receive a mild anesthesia. Since the anesthesia that you receive is mild; you will not have problems associated with anesthetic agents after the operation. This is especially important and can be achieved with only a team of plastic surgeons like we have. After the operation you will have stiches and bandages which will be removed after the 10th day. You can start to do your daily activities 3 days after the operation but we do not advise you heavy lifting, running or activities that require excess physical activity. The more you rest, the faster your recovery will be.

Bulent Cihantimur, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

It's been 5 months after my liposuction still have pumps, is this normal?

NO! But this or these are frequent results/complications following liposuction of any type. I try to avoid these by careful pre operative explanations to the patients of these possibilities. Post operatively use aggressive lymphatic massages, external ultrasound, ThermiSmooth RF treatments... 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 173 reviews

Contour issues after liposuction

It can take up to about 6 months or sometimes longer for firm areas to soften. If they are soft then it is more likely fat that was not successfully treated and a revision can be done.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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