What are the hard knots/bumps under the skin after having Cellfina?
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Bumps under the skin after Cellfina
What you are describing sounds like "induration" or swelling caused by the procedure. I see this frequently after liposuction and it can be seen with Cellfina as well.
Treatment of these stiff areas is massage. Often these areas are sore and I call post-treatment massage of any stiff areas your "homework" that is needed to get your results. Be sure and check with your surgeon to make sure that there is not fluid collecting that would need to be drained, but what you are describing sounds like normal swelling in the healing period.
Hope this helps,
Nick Slenkovich MD, FACS
Bumps under the skin after Cellfina
It is quite common to have hard knots and bumps under the skin after having Cellfina. The Cellfina releases and cuts through the fibrous bands that are causing the dimples. The incision can cause a build up of scar tissue which will feel like a bump. Also there may be small pockets of blood under the skin from the release of the fibrous bands. Lastly there is a release of lymphatic fluid when cutting through the fatty layer. I have found that women who wear compression garments for a weeks have less bumps. Also many women benefit from having lymphatic massage done once or twice.
Bumps after Cellfina
Although Cellfina is a minimally invasive procedure, the body does still have a natural inflammatory reaction. The small lumps that you are feeling are likely localized areas of swelling and scar tissue where a puncture was made and a dimple released. This is not permanent; time and gentle massage will help these lumps resolve. If you do have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact your surgeon who will be more than happy to answer any of your questions!
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Knots after Cellfina
Thank you for your question.
It is not uncommon to have some firm areas where you had the Cellfina treatment performed. This is likely due to a small amount of scar tissue that builds up after the injury to the fibrous bands that were released during the procedure. Like any scar on the body, the body will naturally soften these areas as they heal. Do not be discouraged. Gentle massage can help the areas soften more quickly.
During the recovery period after treatment with the Cellfina System, fluid accumulation and tissue hardening are normal side-effects from the procedure. As patients heal from the release of the tethering bands underneath the skin, fluid accumulates and tissue begins to swell. Using compression therapy helps reduce this swelling and promote healing. As new tissue is developing, tissue hardening can develop in the treatment areas. The hardened nodules under the skin are a sign of fluid accumulation or scar tissue, and they will diminish over time. Gentle massage can be helpful for patients to minimize discomfort and accelerate the resolution of hardened tissue. Your board-certified plastic surgeon is your best resource in your recovery period. Good luck and congratulations on your procedure!
Knots post op
I hope this helps, be well. #cellfina #cellulitereduction #bellyfat
Every patient will have a different response to Cellfina treatment. This has to do with different number and size of the dimples or depressions being treated, the age of the patient, medications the patient takes, or other health conditions. In all cases, however, it is expected there will be at least 2-4 weeks of firm or nodular tissue in the areas treated. This is in part due to the controlled injury that the treatment requires, the body's inflammatory response, and sometimes due to bruising from the procedure.
The important thing is not to worry and be patient. Gentle massage and light exercise may also help. Generally, if your health permits, non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication can relieve some of the discomfort associated with these areas. Talk to your surgeon to be sure.
Continue being ptient and you will see the benefits! Best of luck to you.
Cellfina produces cellulite improvement without stitches
The exception is if the patient is a keloid former. In this case, if a hypertrophic scar, keloid or post treatment darkening develops, this may take many treatments of medication injection, laser treatment and topical therapy to improve the result.