Revision liposuction consists of correctional liposuction procedures carried out in order to attend to the results of a previous liposuction or other cosmetic procedure. Revision liposuction requires the skilled hand of a trained surgeon to addresses subcutaneous fat. Revision liposuction is performed in the same way as liposuction, moving a cannula from side to side to shape and contour the fat and the skin above it. When liposuction has already been performed once on an area the doctor must make careful and precise alterations and often has to deal with the additional obstacle of scar tissue. Revision liposuction also involves a number of corrective techniques that normal liposuction surgeons are not required to understand.
Revision liposuction is generally sought by patients who are unsatisfied with the results of their first liposuction often due to areas of the skin that do not blend naturally, where not enough fat was removed or areas that are not symmetrical. The challenge of revision liposuction is often to blend areas that were not blended correctly initially. Revision liposuction can also remove further fat deposits or more of those that were addressed during the initial procedure if not enough was taken.
While any number of issues may call for revision liposuction surgery procedures, the two problems that are most commonly encountered by revision liposuction surgeons are insufficient liposuctioning in areas with localized fat deposits and over-liposuction in areas where the procedure may have been performed too close to the surface of the skin. Insufficient liposuctioning often leaves the patient unsatisfied and even angry while over-liposuctioning leads to indentations and unattractive deformities in the skin. Both of these problems can be addressed by revision liposuction surgery, but over-liposuction can be harder to address and may often require fat grafts as well, to even out tissues below the skin.
Dr. Amron is a world renowned specialist in liposuction and revision liposuction techniques whom we are proud to have as a member of our team. Dr. Amron is available for consultations both in the office as well as remotely.
Revision liposuction patients should visit Dr. Amron’s Revision Liposuction website to learn more.