A 24-year-old female asked:
lumpiness 4 weeks after lipo to flanks? will it smooth out? thnx
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
YES!!: It will smooth out...
Nothing to panic about.
A Verified Doctor answered
Lumpiness After Lipo: Having small contour irregularities after lipo is very common. Often this will improve with deep tissue massage. Make sure you return to your plastic surgeon so he or she can advise you. Good luck,
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Likely so : Although it is common to have some lumpiness at 4 weeks out from liposuction surgery, if severe it may not completely go away. If the surgeon smoothed out and feathered the areas during the operation and was not too aggressive the lumpiness should smooth out by ~ 8-12 weeks. It is helpful to wear a garment and some doctors recomend thermage.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Are there big risks to liposuction?
8 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on your overall health, and how much liposuction is being done. In general, if you are healthy and do not undergo large volume liposuction, it is a relatively safe procedure. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. I recommend discussing your personal situation with a board certified plastic surgeon who could explain the risks and come up with the best treatment plan for you.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Are there liposuction complications that happen often?
9 doctor answers • 13 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 48 years experience
Not if done properly: Complications from liposuction are very rare if patient and doctor selection are made carefully. For example a patient with loose skin after weight loss is not a very good candidate for lipo whereas someone with good skin elasticity and localized extra fat is. An unskilled surgeon or a poor candidate for the procedure can cause bad results and even complications. Choose wisely!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Can liposuction leave you disfigured?
14 doctor answers • 32 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Depends: If improperly done by someone who is not a board certified plastic surgeon, then yes.
A 24-year-old member asked:
What happens to the fat after liposuction?
9 doctor answers • 23 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Permanent removal: The fat that is removed is permanently gone. The remaining fat cells (not all are removed in any area) may still get larger with weight gain, but the proportions should be much better.
A 39-year-old male asked:
How does liposuction work?
12 doctor answers • 30 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 50 years experience
Liposuction: During a liposuction procedure, an instrument is placed through a small incision and excess fat is removed.
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