If you’ve undergone liposuction and are dissatisfied with the outcome, whether due to unbalanced results, unnatural shaping, or asymmetry, revision liposuction may offer a solution. This detailed guide covers everything from the necessity of revision procedures to recovery tips, customized to address common concerns and questions about the surgery, also known as liposuction correction.

What Is Revision Liposuction and Why Is It Necessary?

Revision liposuction is a specialized procedure to correct or improve the results of a previous liposuction surgery. It’s necessary when the initial outcome doesn’t meet your expectations or complications arise post-surgery, causing you to want further refinement or adjustment.

Reasons for Getting Revision Liposuction

Uneven results

If your first liposuction left some spots smoother than others, your body can look uneven. A liposuction correction can fix this, smoothing out those rough spots for a balanced look.

Unnatural shapes

Sometimes, the treated areas might not look right after liposuction—they seem out of place with the rest of your body. Revision liposuction can adjust these areas, making everything look like it naturally fits together.


If one side of your body looks different from the other after liposuction, it might be bothersome. Liposuction correction aims to make both sides match better, giving you a more symmetrical, pleasing appearance.

How Is Revision Liposuction Performed?

Revision liposuction involves careful planning and precision to correct the previous procedure’s outcomes. It may include removing excess fat left behind or redistributing fat to achieve a more natural and aesthetically pleasing contour.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Revision Liposuction?

If you didn’t get the results you wanted the first time around and you’re in a healthy condition, you might be a good candidate for liposuction correction. Being in good overall health helps ensure a smooth procedure and recovery. It’s also best if you have specific areas you want to improve and realistic expectations about what the surgery can do.

Benefits of Revision Liposuction

The advantages of undergoing revision liposuction include the following:

  • Smoother contours – It evens out lumps or uneven areas, giving you smoother skin.
  • More natural look – Adjustments make your body shape look more natural and fitting.
  • Corrected symmetry – It helps both sides of your body look more alike.
  • Meeting your aesthetic goals – It aims to meet your expectations better than the first procedure.

Risks and Complications of Revision Liposuction

Liposuction correction is a transformative procedure that, when performed by a highly skilled surgeon like Dr. Jane Chung, can yield exceptional results. While it’s important to be aware of standard considerations such as infection, bleeding, and sensitivity to anesthesia, these are typically well managed and mitigated by an experienced medical team. The possibility of not achieving the desired outcome is greatly reduced when you’re in the capable hands of a seasoned professional like Dr. Chung, who is dedicated to excellence in patient care and outcomes.

Recovery After Revision Liposuction

Recovery varies by individual but generally includes a period of rest, limited physical activity, and wearing compression garments to reduce swelling and support the healing tissues. Following the surgeon’s post-operative instructions is crucial for a smooth recovery and optimal results.

Highlighting Jenesis’ Expertise

At Jenesis Lipoplasty & Cosmetic Surgery, led by Dr. Jane Chung, the team is dedicated to artistry, innovation, and experience in cosmetic medicine. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Chung has developed a unique approach to revision liposuction, combining artistic skill with the latest techniques to achieve natural-looking results. You can see proof of these results in the before-and-after gallery. 

The practice also uses a patient-centric approach, backed by Dr. Chung’s extensive training and passion for cosmetic medicine. It positions Jenesis as one of the leaders in achieving the refined and balanced outcomes patients seek in liposuction correction.

Schedule A Consultation

Considering revision liposuction is a significant step toward achieving the results you envision, Dr. Jane Chung and the team at Jenesis in San Jose, CA, are here to guide you through this process with expertise and care. To explore your options and learn how we can help you attain your aesthetic goals, contact us to schedule a consultation.