Revision Liposuction

08th Feb 2017

Lets say that you had a successful liposuction performed in the past. Many patients have done repeat procedures over the years to further enhance and improve their body contour and this is due to various reasons. Most common would be significant weight gain in the areas that previously had liposuction while others may want to do revision lipo to remove as much fat as possible to get even better results. I had already discussed previously how much fat could be safely removed from a single surgical session. Again, it bears repeating that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but rather a surgical technique that removes excess fats in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Following this line of thought, some patients may consider revision liposuction to achieve more dramatic results.

As a highly popular and common procedure, liposuction follows a natural course that is almost predictable. After surgery there will be swelling and some bleeding that results in scar formation on the inside. Even though the only scars you will see will be those coming from the tiny incisions where the cannula was inserted, you are still going to have scar formation inside your body. This is the reason why the incision area is inflamed, swollen and feels hard after surgery and in the ensuing period of recovery. This is also the reason why you will need to wait at least 6 months before you can do another liposuction so that the tissue can have sufficient time to heal and settle down properly. Over a span of 6 months, the body is healing from the trauma of surgery and scars begin to form as the healing process continues. It is unquestionably ill advised to go through another procedure as it will heighten risks and complications and can only yield less than satisfactory results. To sum things up, there is absolutely no problem with having revision liposuction. You just need to wait at least 6 months before doing so. Your body must first be allowed to heal completely to ensure your safety and to get optimal results.


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