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.
Our Beverly Hills 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 our revision liposuction in Los Angeles, 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.
If you are looking to correct a cosmetic issue from a primary liposuction treatment, or are simply in need of an additional procedure to boost the results initially gained, a revision liposuction can help to revive your self-confidence and improve your self-image, while trimming and toning your figure. It's good to remember that adhering to a proper diet and exercise routine will maximize your results.
The doctors at Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills will review each individual case before recommending revision lipo, however, all clients must exhibit physical and mental health, be within 15-20 pounds of their ideal weight, and have reasonable expectations for improvement rather than perfection. Talk over your expectations with your doctor and make sure you are both on the same page before moving forward.
During your initial confidential consultation for revision liposuction in Beverly Hills, you will have all your questions about the procedure answered, including those concerning recovery, risks and benefits, costs and insurance, and results. The doctors will help to devise a customized treatment plan based on your unique anatomy, previous surgeries, goals and lifestyle.
During the consultation, the doctor will examine you physically, taking note of your skin's elasticity, your age, the thickness of your skin, and your skin's tone. He will then go over your surgical options, including fat grafting if necessary.
Photographs will be taken of you for your medical record, and you will be informed of your surgery dates and costs. The doctor may use advanced 3D imaging software to help give you the most accurate picture of what to expect from your surgery.
Patients undergoing revision liposuction in Los Angeles will receive general anesthesia from a board certified anesthesiologist, ensuring your total comfort and safety during the procedure. You will be able to meet with your anesthesiologist prior to treatment in order to ask any questions you may have, and better understand the order of events.
The doctor will begin by marking the treatment areas on your body with a surgical pen, whether this is to add more fat, or to remove more fat. You will then receive an injection of local anesthesia, which numbs the skin before incisions are made. A small, slender cannula is then inserted to suction out the unwanted fat cells. The fat may be first emulsified with laser heat or ultrasound energy, depending on the doctor's evaluation of your needs. If fat grafting is required, the doctor will take fat cells from the donor sites, purify them, and then inject them into their new location.
Once the procedure is finally complete, the doctor will close the incisions with sutures, and apply a compression garment to your treatment area. This garment will help reduce swelling, and will help keep your new shape intact.