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Fibrosis after slim lipo

I had slim lipo about 2 months ago and I developed fibrosis, a small hard lump on the right side of my abdominal area, doctor said it's normal and that I should give it a couple of months, but it doesn't seem to be improving at all, the skin looks better but the lump is still there. Will this resolve on its own? in how long? what can I do to heal faster?

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Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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January 2, 2012 3:56 AM

As a trainer for Smart Lipo, any laser lipolysis can cause these issues. In my practice I recommend aggressive post operative lymphatic massages and external ultrasound. (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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December 29, 2011 2:59 PM

This sort of lump or firmness is frequently seen and will usually resolve over time. Generally, one should wait six (6) months before determining the final result. Lumps or bumps that are (more)
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  Not sure what to do
October 8, 2014 5:47 AM

I had slim lipo almost four months ago. I have very hard tissue going from under my chin to just above the bottom of my neck. Because of this hard tissue, I have folds on either side making my neck look very old and wrinkled. My doctor is somewhat confused by it and said she would get back to me. I really would like to know if I am just slow in the healing process or if there is something I should be doing right now.

  liposuction fibrosis
March 14, 2013 8:34 PM

wondering if your situation has improved. If it did, what treatments you found effective?

I was by my doctor that I have post liposuction fibrosis. I am very scar that the hardness on my entire abdominal area and scattered hard rubbery nodules will not improved. I feel very crippled right now because I can barely stretch without feeling the extreme pull/tightness on my abdomen area. I am very scared that this is permanent. I am 4 weeks post-op

Boston, MA
United States
  3 years and mine still hasn't gone away
August 5, 2012 7:18 PM

I still have my hard lumps on my right side 3 years post-op. I have had both extremes for advice from several ps and dermatologists. Either don't touch it at all or aggressively massage.



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