Author Topic: hardness under and side of nipples after liposuction..please help  (Read 3859 times)

Offline april24th2007

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I had glad excission only several years ago.  I was not fully content with the results.  One month ago, I went for revision surgery and the doctor after checking informed me that I only needed liposuction.  Results seem good so far.  Chest appears a little flatter.  However, there is hardness under and on side of both nipples.  Is this swelling?  Its been a month and I have been massaging and wearing a compression vest.  It hasn't subsided.  how long normally till the hardness goes away?  And when it does, will my chest become more flatter?  Thanks..

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Offline Litlriki

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The hardness you feel, called induration, is related to swelling or inflammation of the tissues in the operative site.  It can be normal following liposuction.  Sometimes, if there is dead fat that isn't sucked out, "fat necrosis" can occur and cause hard lumps.  Also, small collections of blood (hematomas) can cause small lumps as well.  It's hard to say how long your condition will last without knowing the actual cause, but at one month, it's no surprise that there are lumps and hard spots.  Massage helps to resolve this issue over time.

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Doctor,

One quick follow up question for you.  Should I continue wearing the compression vest at all times?  Will this help reduce hardness in any way?  I was told to wear it day & night for a month and then only at night for the second month?

Also, after 1 month, can I go swimming and jogging or should I wait a while longer?  Thanks.

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Its quite normal to have firmness after the surgery,this resolves with time.Does it look better?
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Hi Doctor,

The firmness I can feel under the nipple has been present since about 3.5 weeks.  And when pressed firmly, it hurts.  Is this normal.

Yes, left chest is appx 50% improvement and right chest is about 60% improvement.  Difference is noticeable but not extremely significant.  Its been 33 days since liposuction.

Could you also please advise about my query concerning compression vest and swimming/jogging?  Thank you..

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The fat involved is gradually processed by the body.  It slowly shrinks and softens, but it takes a long time.

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