After undergoing ultrasonic cavitation on my chin, my glands remain swollen. What to do?

Q. Why do my glands remain swollen after doing ultrasonic cavitation?

Answered by
Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj
and medically reviewed by Dr. K Shobana
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 29, 2021 and last reviewed on: Sep 07, 2023

Hi doctor,

Hello, I just had ultrasonic cavitation done on my chin. I am wondering about what she had used might be strong. I have a kind of feeling till the bottom of the tongue. Are there any side effects felt when she uses too strong frequency? Then, she was talking about using it on people's stomach fat. I did a lymph massage and applied ice on it. I did it for the first time a week back, and my glands are little swollen, which I thought was normal as some fat got dispersed from its cell. Please advise.



Welcome to

Thank you for your query. I understand that you had ultrasonic cavitation on your chin about a week back. Could you please elaborate whether you had this only on your chin or other parts of your face or body as well in one sitting? Do you have any underlying medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure? Since it is just a week, it is fine to feel a bit bruised and have swollen glands at this point. It is a good job of applying ice on it. Simple analgesics like Paracetamol can also take the pain away, if any. Do you have any redness, swelling, or discharge around the area where you had the probe? I would not worry much at this point unless there are any signs of infection, as I have elaborated above. Please get back to me along with answers to my questions above if you have any further clarifications needed. Best wishes.

Thank you doctor,

Yes, I had it a week ago and then again today. I am concerned because I could feel the heat and pinch-like feelings close to the bottom of my tongue, and I feel like she may have used a higher frequency than she supposes to use on my chin. I have no other health conditions. I am a generally healthy person, and the chin was the only area treated. She used it for 20 minutes, and it was very loud in my ears. The site is warm with mild swelling, and my throat remains slightly sore. Then I started reading online about internal burns and necrosis of the skin. Now I am scared to death. So I decided to seek accurate advice. Thanks.



Welcome back to

Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, it is alright to feel slightly bruised and swollen around the area since you had a revision procedure just today. The procedure can sometimes feel warm and have a minor soreness around teeth, gums, and even tongue. Because of the ultrasonic vibrations transmitted through the bone, you can perceive it as loud on occasions. As I said before, I would like to reassure you that you will start to feel better with time as healing occurs. Please look at your oral hygiene as directed by your doctor in the next few days and keep an eye on the area, particularly for any signs of infection. Do you have any of the symptoms I explained in my previous answer, like extreme pain, redness, swelling, or discharge? Please get back to your doctor or ER (emergency) for further management, like taking blood to diagnose infection or antibiotics. Please let me know how you get along over the next few days. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Best Wishes.

The Probable causes:

You seem to have cellulite or cosmetic.

Treatment plan:

Maintain adequate oral hygiene.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
My daughter got hit on her head with a wooden swing. What to do?

Paracetamol 15 mg per kg, two times a day ...   Read full

My tonsils are swollen and covered with white layer. What could this be?

.. understand your concern. According to your statement, your right tonsil is swollen, lumpy and covered in a white, thick layer of skin. White spots on the tonsils usually indicate an infection. Infections may be due to bacteria, fungus or viruses.   Read full

What does IgG positive and IgM negative mean in an EBV test?

IgM (immunoglobulin M) negative and IgG (immunoglobulin G) positive means that you do not have acute infection, but may be a carrier of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) which is not as dangerous as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and can be easily treated .   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Plastic Surgeon Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.