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Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from various body parts. While it is an effective treatment for removing unwanted fat, sometimes liposuction results can be uneven or not meet the patient's expectations. 

In these cases, revision liposuction treatment can help fix any irregularities and improve the overall results. This article will provide a detailed guide on revision liposuction treatment, including who can have it, the duration and side effects, recovery time, success rate, and how it is performed.

What Is Revision Liposuction Treatment? 

Revision liposuction treatment is a procedure that is performed to fix lipo irregularities or unevenness in the results of a previous liposuction procedure. It is also known as liposuction correction or liposhifting.

This treatment is typically recommended for patients unhappy with the results of their previous liposuction procedure or those who have experienced complications or unevenness in the treated area.

Typical liposuction irregularities can refer to any imperfections or uneven liposuction results, such as:

  • Lumps or bumps can occur if the fat is not evenly distributed or the skin is not tightened correctly after the procedure.
  • Unevenness: This can happen if the surgeon removes more fat from one area than another, resulting in an uneven appearance.
  • Contour irregularities: This may occur if the fat is not evenly distributed, resulting in a wavy or uneven appearance.

Other lipo irregularities can include:

  • Numbness or tingling: This can be a side effect of the procedure and may be temporary or permanent.
  • Scarring: Liposuction requires incisions, which can result in scarring.
  • Changes in skin color: The skin may appear lighter or darker in certain areas after the procedure.
  • Asymmetry may occur if one side of the body looks different after the procedure.

Who Can Have Lipo Revision?

Anyone who has undergone a liposuction procedure is dissatisfied with the results or has experienced complications may qualify for lipo revision. It's important to note that not everyone is a good candidate for lipo revision. 

Some factors that may affect your eligibility for the procedure include:

  1. The amount of fat remaining in the treated area: If there is not enough fat remaining in the treated area, it may be challenging to achieve satisfactory results with lipo revision.
  2. Skin elasticity: If your skin is not elastic enough to conform to the new contours of your body after liposuction, revision surgery may not be possible.
  3. Your overall health: If you have certain medical conditions or are taking certain medications, you may not be a good candidate for lipo revision.

It's essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if revision liposuction is right for you. They will assess your needs and concerns and recommend the most appropriate action.

Liposuction Correction Treatment Duration

The duration of revision liposuction treatment will depend on the extent of the correction needed and the specific area being treated. On average, the treatment takes about one to two hours to complete. The revision liposuction cost will also depend on the hospital you choose, and the surgeon's experience, among other factors.

Liposhifting Side Effects

While liposhifting is generally considered safe, there are potential side effects to be aware of. Some common side effects of liposhifting may include the following:

  • Swelling: This common and temporary side effect typically subsides within a few weeks.
  • Bruising: Bruising may occur at the site where the fat was removed and at the injection site.
  • Numbness: Some patients may experience temporary numbness or tingle in the treated area.
  • Pain: Mild to moderate pain may occur after the procedure and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
  • Infection: While rare, infection is a potential risk of any surgical procedure.
  • Allergic reactions: Some patients may experience an allergic reaction to the anesthesia or other medications used during the procedure.
  • Asymmetry: The treated areas may not be completely symmetrical after the procedure.

It's important to discuss any potential risks and side effects with the best revision liposuction surgeon before undergoing the procedure. They will be able to advise you on the best course of action to minimize the risk of complications and ensure the best possible results.

Revision Lipo Recovery Time

The recovery time for revision liposuction abdomen will vary depending on the extent of the correction needed and the specific area being treated. 

In general, patients can expect to return to normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. However, it is important to follow the specific recovery instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

Body Contouring Revision Success Rate

Revision liposuction treatments have a high success rate.  78% of women who had the procedure reported satisfactory results.  

In general, revision liposuction can be an effective treatment for correcting irregularities and improving the results of a previous liposuction procedure. It is essential to consult with a qualified revision liposuction specialist or surgeon to determine the likelihood of success for your specific case.

How Is Revision Liposuction Treatment Performed?

Here is a step-by-step guide to how revision liposuction is typically performed:

Step1. Consultation

The first step in the revision liposuction process is to meet with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns and goals for the procedure. During the consultation, the surgeon will examine the treated area and assess your overall health to determine if revision liposuction is right for you.

Step2. Pre-operative evaluation

Before the procedure, you will undergo a pre-operative evaluation to ensure that you are healthy enough for surgery. This may include a physical examination, laboratory tests, and other diagnostic tests.

Step3. Anesthesia

On the day of the procedure, you will be given either local anesthesia or intravenous sedation to numb the area and minimize discomfort.

Step4. Incision

The surgeon will make small incisions in the treated area and insert a cannula (a thin, hollow tube) to suction out the excess fat.

Step5. Fat removal

The surgeon will use the cannula to remove the excess fat from the treated area gently.

Step6. Skin tightening

If necessary, the surgeon may also perform skin tightening procedures to improve the contour and smoothness of the treated area.

Step7.Closing the incisions

Once the procedure is completed, the incisions will be closed and bandaged. You may be able to return home the same day after the procedure, although some may need to stay overnight in the hospital for observation. You will likely need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks to help with swelling and support the treated area as it heals.

It's important to follow your surgeon's post-treatment instructions carefully to ensure the best possible results and minimize the risk of complications. You should also schedule follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress and address any concerns you may have.

Why Liposuction Revision Is Needed?

There are several reasons why revision liposuction treatment may be needed. These may include:

  • Uneven or irregular results from a previous liposuction procedure
  • Complications or unevenness in the treated area
  • A desire to improve the overall results of liposuction procedures.

Quick Facts 

Procedure

 revision liposuction

Duration

 1 - 2 hours 

Stay

 3 nights

Cost in Turkey

 Depends on treated area

Anesthesia

 Local anesthesia 

Recovery

 Depends on treated area

Final Results

 After 1 - 3 months 

Side Effects

 Swelling, bruising, numbness 

Risks

 Infections, asymmetry 

Exercise

 After 2 - 3 weeks

Back To Work

 Depends on treated area

Scars

 Yes (invisible)

Pain

 Slight

Related Procedures

 Liposuction, Slim lipo 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long after lipo can you have a revision? 

It's generally recommended to wait at least six months after a liposuction procedure before considering revision liposuction. This allows sufficient time for the treated area to heal fully and for any swelling or bruising to subside.

Can your stomach get big again after liposuction?

Unfortunately, fat can return after liposuction. Following a healthy diet and exercise routine is essential to maintain the best possible results after liposuction. This will help you maintain a healthy weight and keep the treated area looking smooth and contoured.

Can liposuction be reversed?

Yes! If the liposuction results go wrong, you can undergo the revision liposuction treatments.

Which liposuction procedure removes the most fat?

Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction (UAL): This technique uses ultrasonic energy to break up and liquefy fat before suctioning it. UAL may be more effective for removing large amounts of fat or treating more extensive areas, but it may also be more painful and have a longer recovery time.

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