I have 2 hard areas on the top part of my inner thigh where I had vaser lipo 1 wk ago. I massage it but it's not going down.

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Vaser liposuction: 1 week post-op lumpiness.

hello samitch

Numbness around suction area will improve a few weeks after the procedure; lumpiness will also decrease with time although massaging can quicken the softening. #recovery #post-op

Vaser liposuction: 1 week post-op lumpiness.

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hello samitch

Numbness around suction area will improve a few weeks after the procedure; lumpiness will also decrease with time although massaging can quicken the softening. #recovery #post-op

Hardness follow Vaser Liposuction

Hi Samitch, 

Hard lumpy areas following liposuction is part of the normal post operative course. When the cannula, or instrument used to removed the fat moves in and out of the body, it causes trauma to the tissue. Scar tissue forms internally, not just on the outside of the body. The scar matrix remodels over the course of one year. Being only one week out, this is not something of concern, however, there are lumps that are not appropriate and assessment from your surgeon would be the best way to rule this out. 

Hope this helps, 

Javad Sajan, MD

Javad Sajan, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hardness follow Vaser Liposuction

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Hi Samitch, 

Hard lumpy areas following liposuction is part of the normal post operative course. When the cannula, or instrument used to removed the fat moves in and out of the body, it causes trauma to the tissue. Scar tissue forms internally, not just on the outside of the body. The scar matrix remodels over the course of one year. Being only one week out, this is not something of concern, however, there are lumps that are not appropriate and assessment from your surgeon would be the best way to rule this out. 

Hope this helps, 

Javad Sajan, MD

Javad Sajan, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon

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