Surgical Techinique

The surgical technique used during revision liposuction will depend on the problem. The determining factors include the extent and location of the damage from the original procedure. There are two areas to consider, including damage done to the superficial layer and damage affecting the deeper layer.


If the surgical error is on the surface of the body (superficial), the skin is of primary concern. The revision procedure will involve traditional liposuction, using a cannula, to remove any additional areas of fat. This will ensure the area under the skin is smooth. At the same time, a skin tightening technique will be incorporated to address the surface.

Deep Layer

If the damage from the original surgery resides in the deeper fatty layers, additional liposuction may be able to address this. In this case, the surgeon will simply remove the fat that is causing the area to appear bumpy. However, in some areas, too much fat may have been removed leaving holes and empty pockets. In this situation, a fat grafting technique may help fill in these areas.

During/After Surgery

Revision liposuction is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. It is considered an outpatient procedure. Patients can generally expect the same recovery as they experienced with the original procedure. However, this varies depending on the extent of the corrective surgery. There will be some bruising and swelling, but the results will be visible almost immediately. By going to an experienced surgeon, patients will find that they are both relieved and thrilled with the results of the revision surgery.

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