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what causes lumpiness after chin liposuction? i've read some forum comments about people having lumps in their neck after chin liposuction. is that normal? does it go away?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
There : There may be some lumpiness in the early postoperative phase as collagen is laid into the wound. This should resolve after a few weeks to months. There is also a chance of uneven fat removal because of the inherent structure of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. This does not happen in every patient but there is a risk for this complication.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scarring: Once the fat is removed, there is an emptiness that is filled by fluid by the body until the area heals completely. Your body will make collagen fibers necessary for healing. These fibers are stiff and are made a lot during the healing process. You feel them as lumps because they are firm to touch. With massaging the area about a month later, you will help breaking up these newly made fibers.
Answered on Feb 13, 2013
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Many Factors: One of the risks associated with liposuction surgery is “lumpiness” or irregularities palpable below the skin. These irregularities may be related to the technique used, over resection of tissue, and/or scar tissue that is laid down during the healing process. Sometimes, with time and massage, these irregularities resolve.
Answered on Mar 29, 2013
Dr. Dennis Dass
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lumpiness: Liposuction always causes some irregularities, although these are usually minor. It is important to wear your compression garments to acheive the best results. Lumpiness improves over time and improves with massage. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/neck-liposuction-los-angeles.html.
Answered on Aug 17, 2013
Dr. Lara Devgan
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
Chin liposuction: Submental liposuction (or microliposculpture) can improve the look of a double chin, make the angle between your chin and neck more attractive, and define your jawline. One risk is irregularity of the resultant contour, which can look or feel lumpy. This often goes away in several months. If it persists, revision may be necessary.
Answered on Apr 21, 2014
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