Do I have fat necrosis, any treatments? (Photos)

Im about 3 and a half months post op, I was healing great until about a month ago I noticed a very hard lump on my right buttcheek.. Now its starting to protrude and it noticeable and my right cheek is bigger than my left and is like hard again. It seems like my right cheek has gotten bigger and harder instead of smaller and softer Im from Ny and my doctor is in miami and doesnt even work at that clinic anymore so its not that easy for me to just consult a doctor..Any advice

Doctor Answers 3

Fat Necrosis?

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I assume that you had undergone a BBL with fat transfer and not injected with anything else. Although difficult to know for sure, it does look and sound from the history to be fat necrosis. It also may be a cyst which is may contain fluid like substances. Fat necrosis represents fat cells that have not gotten a blood supply and died off with hardening due to 'calcification'. Usually, this will go down with time and gentle massage may speed it up. Either way, try to contact your doctor presuming that you have his name and he is still practicing or see a qualified plastic surgeon and good luck.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Fat necrosis?

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You may have fat necrosis. You should contact your doctor about treatment and follow-up or find someone locally.  Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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You need a physical exam - Do I have fat necrosis, any treatments? (Photos)

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Based on your photos, it's tough to say what that lump may be. Even at 3 months, you've still got some healing to do. My advice would be to contact the clinic that you had your surgery through. There should be something in place for aftercare, even though your surgeon is not at the practice anymore.If you are able, I recommend seeking a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in your area for a physical exam and direction.Good luck!

Reza Rod, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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