How Can I Best Treat This Lump? (photo)

I have lollipop incision that ends with a hard/thick lump, what should I do to smooth it out (assuming its nothing alarming but a bit of fluid)?

Doctor Answers 6

Hardness after Lollipop Breast Lift

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Thank you for sharing your photos.  It appears that you have a little bit of puckering at the bottom of your incision.   This is done to minimize the amount of scar or prevent a horizontal component.    

It should respond to time and scar massage.  If still present at 6 months, it can be revised with an office scar revision.

Dr. Gill

Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

How Can I Best Treat This Lump?

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Looks like early in healing phase. Allow at least 3 months of healing before thinking about a revision!// 

How Can I Best Treat This Lump?

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The incision looks infected and may require antibiotics. Don't wait, you should see your PS soon to have this diagnosed.

Lump on a breast lift incision

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It is hard to tell if this is extra skin or a fluid collection.   You should be examined by your plastic surgeon if you have any concerns

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Mastopexy incision

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I hope you have been in touch with your plastic surgeon to have this area rechecked.  You appear in the photo to have a lot of redness around this hard area and this can only be fully evaluated in person to make sure there is no infection or fluid build-up causing the problem.   

Lump after a breast lift.

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Hi Thamar.  It is hard to know what that is without examining you.  It looks like a "dog ear", meaning a fold of skin at the end of ain incision. These usually shrink away with time.  If you are concerned, I  suggest you show it to your plastic surgeon.

Lewis Ladocsi, MD, FACS
Richmond Plastic Surgeon

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