Is Having a Small Lump on Right Side of Lower Abdomen After Vaser Normal?

I am 4 wks post op from vaser on lower abdomen and flanks. Results elsewhere are good.

Doctor Answers 4

Lumps after liposuction

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Lumps after liposuction can be fluid collections or areas of under treament, or fat necrosis. It is hard to say without an exam.


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Small Lump After Vaser Liposuction

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Swelling after #Vaser liposuction is not uncommon. Gentle #walking may increase circulation and help to alleviate swelling. But you must not strain or push yourself. Also, if you were provided a post-procedure #garment, be sure you are wearing it until prescribed otherwise by your doctor. The purpose of the post-procedure #garment is to provide some gentle #support and to reduce swelling. If it feels too tight or causes pain, take it off. Many patients wear the #elastic garment for several weeks after procedures, as directed by their doctor; some choose to wear it longer for several months for comfort.

The #lumps may be diminish with time. If not, your doctor can provide suggestions for this concern. In-office medi-spa treatments may be an option. But, it's best to be patient in the meantime. 

The final results of the procedure are typically most noticeable 2-4 months following the #Vaser. So, you must have patience. The swelling will gradually diminish while the contours of the treated area(s) can continue to improve up to one year post procedure; becoming more apparent in appearance. If you have concerns about your healing, or pain that you question to be unusual, it is important to call your plastic surgeon to discuss these further asked to be examined. 

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Vaser Liposuction

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A small lump is normal and will go away with a massage of the area or use of vasershape on the lump.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Lump after VASER

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Slight irregularities after any type of lipoplasty is not abnormal. A discrete fullness or lump after VASER may be residual fat or more likely an untreated seroma that consolidated and fibrosed. Massaging over the next 2-3 months may improve this. Also, your doctor may feel that a small corticosteroid injection may help decrease the inflamation and fibrosis around this fullness and enable decompression or redistribution of this lump. You will need to follow closely with your surgeon to optomize your results.

 

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon

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