Revision Liposuction Results
Revision liposuction results vary from patient to patient. Results depend on the condition of the body before surgery, the condition of the area where surgery has already been performed, patients’ lifestyles, and the extent of surgery.
The goal of liposuction is to remove body fat from specific areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss procedure. Instead, liposuction is designed to reduce fat in particular “problem areas.” Common areas where liposuction is performed are arms, hips, thighs, abdomens, backs, chins, and love handles.
Revision liposuction is performed when a patient is unhappy with the results of a previous liposuction surgery. The main reasons for dissatisfaction are: insufficient fat removal, asymmetry, or poor blending of the surgery site with the surrounding body parts.
Again, revision liposuction results depend on the individual. The revision lipo surgeon has to carefully sculpt tissue that has undergone a previous surgery. This is more challenging because scar tissue may have formed and the subcutaneous fat is firmer. It is more difficult to get smooth results with a second surgery, but a skilled revision liposuction surgeon can often improve upon the existing results.
The results are permanent but a former patient can gain weight following the procedure. Liposuction removes the fat and fat cells from localized areas. The patient can still gain weight but the fat will be distributed to different areas of the body. That is why it is very important for former patients to maintain a healthy weight through diet and regular exercise. Revision liposuction can be used to make improvements to the body, but it should not be used to remove weight gained after the first liposuction.
Photos and patient testimonials will provide insight into potential revision liposuction results. During a consultation with a revision liposuction specialist, he will determine a person’s candidacy for surgery and help set appropriate expectations for revision surgery.