Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed in USA. However, liposuction also has one of the highest revision rates, with as many as one in four patients requiring secondary or tertiary revision liposuction to fix or improve unsatisfactory results.
Approximately, 30%-40% of liposuction procedures at Jenesis are revision liposuction. Dr. Jane will identify and correct the exact defects by using the most updated ultrasound and laser technologies in addition to fat relocation.
Dr. Jane is one of few face and body sculpting specialists in the Bay Area with particular expertise in revision liposuction. She has pioneered her own manual microliposuction called as “HD (High Definition) ?Lipo™” for revision liposuction.
Dr. Jane says, “It may be startling to find that approximately 30-40% of liposuction surgeries that I perform are revision liposuctions to correct or improve the unhappy results. This number suggests that you should thoroughly research the procedure and the surgeon before even considering revision. Oftentimes, undesirable results are attributed to a poor patient evaluation, and/or inexperience and/or poor technique.
In most of my revision liposuction cases, I can make significant improvements with lipo-shifting and HD ?Lipo techniques to achieve patients’ desired results. I am very meticulous and detailed with revision work to achieve a beautiful final result. In most cases, a revision liposuction can be performed as soon as 3 to 4 months after the initial liposuction procedure”
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Jensesis LipoPlasty & Laser provides treatments to patients throughout San Jose, San Francisco, Bay Area and out of town.
The most common reasons for revision liposuction are:
Unbalanced with the adjacent body areas
Liposuction is considered the art of body contouring. Sculpting the human body is different from sculpture. The fatty tissues or fat pockets in human body are interconnected each other. For example, the fat pockets on upper abdomen will be sagging down if only the lower abdomen is treated. A liposuction procedure should be performed as a multi-dimensional system artwork.
Unnatural Shape after lumpectomy or tummy tuck in the past
Sometimes, a full tummy tuck cannot be done with a very thorough liposuction because of flap survivability. The unnatural pulled down appearance after such tummy tuck can be worse if patient gains weight because the extra weight is added the upper abdomen or flanks. In these cases, a revision liposuction to the adjacent areas can be done very carefully to re-establish a natural body shape.
If asymmetry is due to uneven removal of fat from one side of the body vs. the other side, a simpler revision surgery can correct the issue by simply removing fat tissues from the fuller side to create more symmetry.
Not Enough Fat Taken Out
Another common mistake some liposuction surgeons tend to make is to be too conservative, resulting in an outcome that often does not meet the patient’s expectation. This can be corrected through a revision liposuction by removing excess fat in a manner that meets your desired look. Though it is much better to be too conservative than too aggressive, it can lead to mediocre results. A conservative liposuction result can be corrected with some advanced liposuction techniques but an aggressive liposuction result is much harder to correct.
Too Much Removed
One of the most common mistakes for liposuction is too aggressively removing fat during the procedure; especially in certain areas where skin elasticity is very poor. The revision can be done with a combination of subcision and micro fat transfer including skin tightening laser treatments such as Vasershape, Fraxel, Deep FX or Skintyte laser procedure. In most cases, multiple fat transfers are needed.