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There may be some lumps and bumps after liposuction. These are considered normal during the recovery period and often heal automatically. The final result is pretty smooth once the recovery period is complete. However, in some patients, lumps and bumps may remain longer. In such cases, it is ensured that the patients have a flatter stomach with the right methods to be applied.

What is stomach fibrosis after lipo? What are the most effective methods to smooth the stomach after the operation?

What is Fibrosis after Lipo?

Fibrosis is a process that covers several skin problems that may occur after liposuction. Fibrosis is in the form of hard lumps and pain under the area where the operation was performed. Apart from this, it also manifests itself as uneven areas, large pores, and tissue discoloration. Some of the symptoms of fibrosis experienced after liposuction are as follows:

  • Localized pain around the incision
  • Uneven skin
  • Light touch sensation or numbness
  • Pulling sensation when trying to move
  • Thickened and hard skin in scar tissue

Who Can Experience Fibrosis after Lipo?

Fibrosis after lipo may increase depending on different factors. These factors are as follows:

Genetics: Some people’s genetic structure is more prone to develop fibrosis. So much so that it may be experienced even if their incision is small. Keloid scars may also occur.

Wound Size: The larger the area where the procedure is performed, the higher the risk.

Lack of Activity: The risk is higher in those who are inactive for a long time. In the post-procedure period, it is necessary to move for at least 5 minutes every hour. Patients can increase this time when they feel better.

Fibrosis after liposuction is the general name for various problems including rough skin. After this general information, let’s talk about our main topic which is how to fix rough skin.

What Are the Lumpy Spots?

The tuberous and lumpy spots that are seen after the procedure are caused by accumulated fluid and are considered normal at first. During the operation, multiple canals are opened by the surgeon with a special tool to absorb the fat. After the surgery, fluid may accumulate in these opened canals. Patients should wear compression garments to avoid this situation. Although results vary from person to person, a smoother result is usually obtained.

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The Main Reasons of Lumps after Liposuction

The most common reason for the formation of lumps and bumps after lipo is the fluids accumulating under the skin. This can cause swelling and inflammation. This is directly related to the application stages of liposuction.

Canals are opened in the related area to remove stubborn fat in the body. These opened canals begin to fill with body fluid after the procedure. As a result, uneven swelling and bumpy surfaces may occur.

Compression garment worn after the procedure presses the skin down. Thanks to this pressure, swellings and bumps gradually begin to collapse.

Swelling is not always caused by fluids under the skin. Sometimes it can occur due to hematoma (blood accumulation under the skin). The swelling disappears when the blood is sucked or surgically removed. However, it may take up to a year for such swelling to disappear completely.

Another reason for the lumps is the fat remains left after the procedure. These are in the form of small lumps and settle gradually. In such a case, the second liposuction may be required.

Finally, the poor experience and skill of the surgeon performing the procedure can cause lumps and bumps.

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How Do Bumpy & Lumpy Spots Go Away After Liposuction?

Lump and bump formation after the operation is considered normal. Most of the time, these go away automatically without the need for any treatment. At the end of the process, a smooth and flat result should be there, which may take up to 1 year.

Advances in medical technology have led to the emergence of new surgical methods. One of these methods related to body shaping is liposuction. It is perhaps the most popular body shaping procedure in the world. Developed modern lipo techniques allow to effectively remove excess fat from different parts of the body to improve people’s appearance, and do this safely.

However, some patients who have the procedure complain that they cannot see any changes after the procedure, and even that there are lumps in the related areas.

To understand the results of the surgery and the causes of the bumps and lumps in this area, it is necessary to have information about the details of the procedure. Knowing how long the recovery period is when the final results will be seen, and possible risks makes the process more transparent for patients. After the surgery, patients cannot see the results immediately. For definitive results, one has to wait for the swellings to go away.

Some methods and techniques can be used after liposuction to get rid of the bumps and lumps more quickly and effectively, these are:

[vc_toggle title=”Skin Massage” color=”vista_blue” custom_font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%2334ba00″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Anton%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” custom_css_animation=”fadeInDown” use_custom_heading=”true”]Massage to the related area can eliminate the bumpy appearance. Massage is an effective method for patients to recover faster after surgery and to get rid of fibrosis and swelling. Thanks to the massage, the fluids that cause swelling and bumps are mobilized. Thus, the healing process is accelerated. Accordingly, some doctors prescribe a special type of massage known as manual lymphatic drainage therapy to their patients.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Laser Skin Tightening” color=”vista_blue” custom_font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%2334ba00″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Anton%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” custom_css_animation=”fadeInDown” use_custom_heading=”true”]Another option for softening the skin after the operation is laser skin tightening. Infrared lights are used here and it is aimed to shrink the collagen under the skin by heating. Thus, the healing process of bumps and lumps is accelerated. It is a non-invasive method.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Using Compression Garments” color=”vista_blue” custom_font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%2334ba00″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Anton%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” custom_css_animation=”fadeInDown” use_custom_heading=”true”]The compression garment helps collapse the tunnels opened during liposuction. With the pressure it exerts on the skin, it compresses the open tunnels and thus prevents the body fluid from filling them. This in return reduces swelling and makes the skin look flatter.

If the compression garment is not worn according to the instructions, fluids may begin to fill the tunnels and the spaces created by fat removal. As a result, the swelling increases, and seroma formation may occur.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Velashape Treatment” color=”vista_blue” custom_font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%2334ba00″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Anton%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” custom_css_animation=”fadeInDown” use_custom_heading=”true”]A technique called elos is used in the velashape treatment. Elos technique and vacuum technology are combined in a device and thanks to this device; the volume of fat tissues in the body is reduced. This method can be applied to different parts of the body.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Fat Graft Injection” color=”vista_blue” custom_font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%2334ba00″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Anton%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” custom_css_animation=”fadeInDown” use_custom_heading=”true”]If the lumps and bumps do not go away even 6 months after the procedure, fat graft injection may be required. This may seem a bit weird to patients. Ultimately, they had liposuction to remove the fat. However, if more fat is removed than necessary during the procedure, the thickness of the skin flap will not be even. To fix this, partial fat graft injection is required to the collapsed parts.[/vc_toggle]

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Lumps and bumps after liposuction will mostly go away automatically. No treatment is needed. If not, alternative treatments may be considered. Make sure you get the most appropriate advice regarding these treatments from your doctor. If alternative treatments cannot solve the problem, a surgeon who is experienced and specialized in revision surgery should be consulted.

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Cosmeticium performs liposuction to hundreds of patients coming from different parts of the world every year and ensures that they leave happily. Thanks to the experienced and expert surgeons working in our clinic, the success rate of the procedure is quite high.

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Our surgeons at Cosmeticium also have great experience and expertise in revision surgeries. The results of surgical procedures performed in different clinics that do not satisfy the patients can be fixed by revision surgery. If you are experiencing a similar situation after liposuction, you can benefit from the experience of our surgeons. You can contact us for more detailed information on the subject.


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