Permanent Damage from Smart Lipo

I have uneven areas, waviness and some bumpiness in my abdomen after smart-lipo (tumescent assisted) done in Dec 2008. While noticeable to my eye only perhaps... I would like to psychologically get this fixed. Did this cause permanent damage to my health and nerves? I sometimes have to massage the bumpy areas, but after 2 years they still pop up in the same spot to the right of my belly button. I'm looking into the MC1 Vaser to fix these areas? will that work?

Doctor Answers 6

Lumps that come up and down after laser liposuction

Please see a board certified surgeon to ensure you don't have a hernia. It doesn't make sense to have lumps that come up and down after liposuction. Do not do a secondary liposuction procedure until you also see a second opinion from an experienced liposuction physician.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Lumps after lipo

I would not go ahead and have any other procedure without getting a re-evaluation.  What are these lumps?

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Permanent Damage from Smart Lipo

I agree with Dr Otto Placik, do not do the Vaser Lipo, very bad idea. But what troubles me is your statement, While noticeable to my eye only" and it has been over 2 years since the operation. You need in person evaluation. I doubt additional Smart Lipo will help. From MIAMI Dr. Darryl j. Blinski, over 2,000 Smart lipo cases. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 173 reviews

You may need tummy tuck

You are not alone and there are a lot patients that have the same complain. The main reason is that you were not a good candidate for the laser lipo and should had tummy tuck. There are a lot of non-qualified doctor that offer laser lipo to every one since that is the only procedure they offer.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 122 reviews

Abdomen damaged by Smartlipo

I have personally seen several patients who were harmed by laser liposuction.  Unless you have extra skin and can do a tummy tuck, there may be no way to fix this.  Sorry.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

Laser eraser: no such thing for lumps after smart lipo: SEE VIDEO CLICK HERE

I do not understand the appearance and diapperance of the lumps. This sounds like a hernia or cyst. However do not waste your money on Vaser. It will not correct the problem. A full tummy tuck may do this. Check out the patient in the following video at 6:16 minutes.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.