lumps and bumps 11 days after neck liposuction, is there anything more that I can do?

by Bellevue | Seattle’s Dr. Philip Young | Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery:

This is a question that I answered for a patient that liposuction done by another surgeon. She was followed by one of the nurses who told her to stop wearing the wrap 11 days after the procedure and that there was nothing to do about the lumps.  She wanted a second opinion.  this is how I answered her question:

Wearing a wrap after the neck lift can be very beneficial. Lumps and bumps are usually par for the course and sometimes unavoidable. They could be areas where there was a previous blood or fluid collection, a suture, retained fat deposit, etc.  I suggest to my patients wearing the wrap non stop for 7 days, and then at night for a total of 2 months.  Where there are areas of swelling, lumps and bumps I suggest them placing some extra gauze there under the wrap for more pressure. This often can resolve some extra swelling.  If this continues there are other measures that can be taken to help the situation, ie steroid injections, more liposuction, removal of the suture, etc.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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