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Will the lumps after my liposuction resolve on their own?

Will the lumps after my liposuction resolve on their own?

Possibly: Lumps after lipo can be due to swelling, bruising (hematomas), fluid collections (seromas) or from contour irregularities (fat missed or too much fat removed). Some will resolve on their own over the 3-6 months after your procedure, some will not, some will improve with massage or ultrasound treatments. See your doctor to discuss possible causes and treatments. ...Read more

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Liposuction (Definition)

Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more


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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? .

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? .

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. ...Read more

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Does liposuction leave you with uneven surfaces for your skin?

Does liposuction leave you with uneven surfaces for your skin?

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/index. Html. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience a lump after having liposuction?

Is it normal to experience a lump after having liposuction?

Depends on the cause: Of the lump. It could be swelling, a hematoma, a seroma, an infection..... So see the surgeon to check it out. ...Read more

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After liposuction is done, do they have to sew up the loose skin?

After liposuction is done, do they have to sew up the loose skin?

Liposuction results: Typically liposuction is performed in areas where the surgeon expects the skin will have good elasticity and retract without the need for excising the loose skin. There are exceptions, where the physician may plan to perform liposuction followed by skin excision in a separate surgery in an area where a patient may have loose skin from weight loss, but still a significant amount of excess fat. ...Read more

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Will I have loose and sagging skin after a tumescent liposuction?

Will I have loose and sagging skin after a tumescent liposuction?

You might...: If your skin is loose to begin with, liposuction alone will not make it tighter. These are things to review with your surgeon beforehand. :). ...Read more

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If I had liposuction done 2years ago and I have, I think scare tissue under the skin could I still get a 6 pack?

If I had liposuction done 2years ago and I have, I think scare tissue under the skin could I still get a 6 pack?

Yes: Liposuction removes fat from between your skin and muscles, which should make it easier to appreciate your six pack. Scar tissue should not affect your ability to see the six pack. If you're having difficulty obtaining the definition you desire, you might want to look into 4D Hi-Def Lipo: http://www. Omahacosmeticsurgery. Com/contouring-procedures-category/smartlipo-hi-definition-liposculpture/ ...Read more

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What is more effective, better to the skin and works well. Having a liposuction before or after a gastric sleeve?

What is more effective, better to the skin and works well. Having a liposuction before or after a gastric sleeve?

After: Liposuction is just to improve the contour not to help with overall weight loss. So once you reach your ideal weight and if you still have localized fat, you may consider liposuction. ...Read more

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Liposuction question: estimated time of recovery before going back to lifting heavy weights (200 lb+) in the gym? Skin removal question: same as above

Liposuction question: estimated time of recovery before going back to lifting heavy weights (200 lb+) in the gym? Skin removal question: same as above

Be Good To Yourself: 6-8 weeks
6-8 weeks
But if I could guess what you'll do is try and push it sooner than that. And you might get away with it if you are very very careful and start real real easy, like legs only for a while. The concern is tissue adhesion and avoiding swelling, which slows healing. Too much exercise puts too much strain on the healing blood vessels. Also, any drugs that do that, like smoking or uppers ...Read more

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Will chin liposuction leave me with loose skin in my neck? Or will the skin shrink back on its own after the chin liposuction procedure? .

It depends: It depends on how is your current skin tone. If you have thick young skin, it will retract after surgery. But if you have thin loose skin with wrinkles, it may get worse. ...Read more

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Should I get a neck lift along with my chin liposuction? I have a double chin, so i'd like to get chin liposuction. I feel like my skin is also pretty loose, so I'm wondering if i'll also need a chin lift to get good results..

Should I get a neck lift along with my chin liposuction? I have a double chin, so i'd like to get chin liposuction. I feel like my skin is also pretty loose, so I'm wondering if i'll also need a chin lift to get good results..

Neck lift: Liposuction of the neck and chin area is a great procedure for patients that want more definition and just have excess fat. However, loose skin is not treated by liposuction, and would be better treated by a neck lift. You need a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/neck-lift-beverly-hills. Html. ...Read more

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Should I have a thigh lift and liposuction of the same area as one procedure? I've gained and lost weight numerous times. The skin on my inner thighs is loose and flabby, and there are clumps of fat that won't disappear no matter how much I exercise. Will

Should I have a thigh lift and liposuction of the same area as one procedure? I've gained and lost weight numerous times. The skin on my inner thighs is loose and flabby, and there are clumps of fat that won't disappear no matter how much I exercise. Will

Possibly.: You will be best off seeking consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons to determine if you are a good candidate for the thigh lifting/liposuction procedures. During this consultation process you will be able to learn about the pros/cons as well as the potential risk/complications associated with these procedures. Achieve a long-term stable weight prior to proceeding. ...Read more

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I had liposuction. The incision wound was fine, but the surrounding area of skin turned red & warm. My Dr. Assumed it was some type of infection and prescribed me 10 days of 500mg keflex (3x daily). When will the redness go away? It’s been 3 days.

I had liposuction. The incision wound was fine, but the surrounding area of skin turned red & warm. My Dr. Assumed it was some type of infection and prescribed me 10 days of 500mg keflex (3x daily). When will the redness go away? It’s been 3 days.

Several weeks: You should look out for increased pain, swelling, fever, blistering, or fluid draining from the wound. These could indicate a deeper infection and should prompt you to go back to the doctor. The redness should resolve in several weeks as long as there is no other problem. ...Read more

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Who do you go to get an evaluation for a lump that appears on you tummy post 2 months abdominal liposuction when the surgeon was not helpful?

Who do you go to get an evaluation for a lump that appears on you tummy post 2 months abdominal liposuction when the surgeon was not helpful?

Surgical opinion: Theis may just be a small pocket of fat, you can either see another plastic surgeon or general surgeon for a second opinion and see what they can offer ...Read more

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Can liposuction get rid of the pendulous skin under my arms? I want to get rid of the wobbly fat and skin under my arms. Can liposuction help with this? How often do patients need to have the skin removed as well as the fat?

No.: No, generally arm lifting surgery is necessary to remove “pendulous skin" under the arms. Liposuction surgery alone will likely leave you with loose/irregular/unattractive skin. Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients in this area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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had a uni skin sparing mastectomy with a free flap and nipple in the first surgery never had a second surgery for shaping, can liposuction be done on a breast that had microsurgery?

had a uni skin sparing mastectomy with a free flap and nipple in the first surgery never had a second surgery for shaping, can liposuction be done on a breast that had microsurgery?

Lipo Breast Shaping: Yes Lipo can be done following a micorvascular breast reconstruction, but preferably done by your surgeon or or one that has experience in breast reconstruction and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery ...Read more

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Can the ultrasonic liposuction procedure cause burns of the skin? I would like to have ultrasonic liposuction on my abdomen to get rid of the ugly fat, after having 3 children. I believe it uses some sort of ultrasound that creates heat to burn fat. Can I

Can the ultrasonic liposuction procedure cause burns of the skin? I would like to have ultrasonic liposuction on my abdomen to get rid of the ugly fat, after having 3 children. I believe it uses some sort of ultrasound that creates heat to burn fat. Can I

Yes: If not done properly by a properly trained board certified plastic surgeon, then can cause burn injury. Other specialty trained physicians unfortunately claim to have proper experience or training but they do not. ...Read more

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Obese: in fold of stomach overhang the skin is fragile. Right now it is bleeding. What at this moment, what can I do? Is liposecution ever paid by insurance to remove the excess skin due to bleeding, etc.

Obese: in fold of stomach overhang the skin is fragile. Right now it is bleeding. What at this moment, what can I do? Is liposecution ever paid by insurance to remove the excess skin due to bleeding, etc.

See your doctor: When skin is resected it is not liposuction. You may need a tummy tuck or if morbidly obese you may need the apron removed. See your doctor for a referral that is on your insurance list just in case there is a medical reason for the insurance to pay. The way the skin gets frail is usually due to lack of air and increased moisture which causes a yeast infection and that will need to be treated. ...Read more

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What can cause little lumps in your head?

What can cause little lumps in your head?

Many possibilities: Some causes of “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, cysts, and infection. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does botox cause lumps on top of head?

Does botox cause lumps on top of head?

No: When Botox is injected it might cause the area to raise up a little but this should fade away in a few minutes. If you are concern with an injected area, please call back to your injector's office for an evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

Elbow lumps: Without further information, "lumps under skin of elbows" could be cause by a long and dizzying list of things. Epitrochlear lymph nodes, tophi, rheumatoid nodules, lipoma, cyst, etc. Guessing is not advised. Seeing your doctor to obtain a formal diagnosis is! ...Read more