Revision liposuction of the buttocks is performed to correct or improve upon the results of a previous liposuction surgery. A patient may be dissatisfied with the results of the first surgery if not enough fat was removed, the results were not symmetrical, or if the buttocks were not blended well with the surrounding body. These concerns can arise if the original surgery was performed by a doctor with less experience or who does not specialize in liposuction.
Revision buttock liposuction is performed in the same way as regular liposuction. A steel tube called a cannula is inserted through tiny incisions in the skin. Excess fat deposits are extracted through the cannula. As the surgeon moves the cannula back and forth, he sculpts the shape of the buttocks. The buttocks are a common site of liposuction because excess fat tends to accumulate there and the buttocks may appear disproportionate. Liposuction may be used to improve the body’s shape. When liposuction does not achieve this, some people may be able to repeat the procedure to get more favorable results.
Symmetry is very important when liposuction is performed on two identical body parts, like the buttocks. Patients may seek revision liposuction on the buttocks if they do not appear symmetrical. This can occur if less fat was removed from one side, or if either side was poorly blended. The revision liposuction specialist can remove additional fat as needed to create balance. Similarly, more fat can be removed if the buttocks were not blended adequately with the thighs or hips. The site of surgery should not be apparent. Both buttocks should have a smooth contour and natural-looking transition to the legs following liposuction.
Revision liposuction for buttocks is possible as long as there is sufficient fat remaining in the area for the surgeon to sculpt. A revision liposuction specialist can determine if a patient is a candidate for surgery.