What to do if I got bad liposuction?

After putting hours of time researching and choosing a surgeon, the last thing patients wants to see are results that leave them worse off than before! So what does bad liposuction look like? And more importantly, what can we do about it?

What to do if I got bad liposuction?


Signs of a Bad Liposuction Procedure

Now, it is important to note that liposuction results typically take 3-6 months to stabilize. This is because of all the possible swelling from the procedure. Once your results are stable and final, what should you be looking for to tell whether or not you received bad liposuction?

There are several contour and shape irregularities that are clear signs of bad liposuction. If you see yourself having any ripples and wrinkled skin in areas that were lipoed, that is often a sign that not enough fat was removed from the area. Another sign is the appearance of dents or divots in these areas which are the result of being over aggressive in the liposuction. Additionally, an improper post-operative protocol may result in both internal and external scarring. Finally, any unevenness or irregularities in shape and contour can result from bad lipo. This happens for several reasons such as taking out fat asymmetrically, fat grafting asymmetrically or simply not knowing the patient’s exact preferences for their ideal aesthetic. 

What to do if I got bad liposuction?


Liposuction Revisions

Some surgeons shy away from performing liposuction revision cases. It is often more difficult than a primary liposuction surgery due to the irregular contour and possible scar tissue. Furthermore, many patients who are interested in liposuction revisions had a bad liposuction experience the first time so there is some hesitancy and fear in their decision. Regardless, Dr. Mowlavi M.D., FACS, performs liposuction revisions every week and has decades of experience with numerous secondary liposuction cases. 


Keys to Correcting a Bad Liposuction Result

When performed by an experienced surgeon, VASER high definition liposuction is the number one option for all liposuction revision surgeries. The main reason for this is that it allows for comprehensive fat removal of both the superficial and deep fat layers by melting the fat prior to liposuctioning it out. In the case of divots, it is too difficult to just add fat to a small region so the solution is to remove all the surrounding fat layers to make it even. A secondary advantage of this method is that it allows for even fat transfer and smooth results since the fat is in a more liquid form. All of the divots and skin rippling will be easily fix to provide you with the smooth contour you originally desired. Finally, long, detailed initial consultations with tools such as our Buttock Assessment Tool and HD Liposuction Body Scale allows Dr. Mowlavi to know with absolute certainty that he and his patients are on the same page in regards to the ideal look that they desire. Please see the before and afters for an example of the noticeable improvement in skin texture and overall aesthetic

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If you have bad liposuction results and are looking to fix it once and for all, contact us at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute for your complimentary consultation with Dr. Mowlavi!

Here is a 42 year-old female who was unhappy with her body. This is following VASER HD body contouring of the stomach, flanks, back and BBL. 

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