Is it okay to have a large, hard mass on inner thigh after Liposuction of thighs? (photos)
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Lump after liposuction
Thank you very much for the query. Often there is an inflammatory reaction in the early postoperative period after liposuction that leads to feeling of firmness in areas which often settle down over time. Sometimes this may also occur from a blood collection (hematoma) or serous fluid collection ( seroma). Uncommonly infection may present in this way but is often associated with fever and local areas of redness and pain. It could also be a small area of fat that unfortunately was not sucked out- this can happen because before liposuction a lot of fluid is injected inside the tissues and then the fat is sucked out: it is only when the injected fluid gets absorbed over time that this area of fat becomes evident. An ultrasound examination will help to determine the cause in case after a clinical examination your surgeon feels the need to do one and put your doubts to rest.best wishes and speedy recovery!!!!Dr Alexander G
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- At least in the photo, it doesn't look like fat - nor would fat in an untreated area be hard.
- It may be fat necrosis or a small fluid collection (seroma.)
- If it does not improve in a week, return to your surgeon to discuss aspiration for fluid and/or a steroid injection for inflammation.