Liposuction Revision

Revision Liposuction is performed to correct or improve the results of a previous liposuction procedure. While most women achieve their ideal results during their first liposuction experience and enjoy it for years to come, revisions can be used for changes in personal preference, dissatisfaction with the initial outcome, or postoperative complications.

Is Liposuction Revision right for you ?

Pre and Post Operative Instructions

Most patients seeking liposuction revision experience one or more of the following concerns: 

Depressed areas due to the removal of too much fat

Bulges of leftover fat that leave a less-than-desirable contour

Irregularities when the treated area is not blended with surrounding areas

Asymmetrical results in the treatment area

Dimpling due to inconsistent fat removal

Loose, hanging skin that has failed to conform to the new contour

Overall dissatisfaction with the results of the first liposuction procedure

During the initial consultation, your surgeon will take time to understand your initial procedure, provide a comprehensive exam and discuss your goals to understand if this procedure is correct for you.


Before the surgery

You will be matched with a concierge who will guide you through your entire consultation process. You will attend a consultation with your surgeon in person or virtually, who will learn your goals, answer any questions, and perform an examination to create your surgical plan.

Preoperative preparation may include
Stop smoking
Fill prescriptions
Stop taking medications and supplements that exacerbate bleeding
Plan time away from work, childcare, and pet care for recovery.
Find a family member or friend to bring you home and assist you after surgery.

During the surgery

Several tiny incisions will be made in the treated area, and a fine cannula is then inserted to gently suction out the fat. Your surgeon will use the tumescent liposuction technique, which ensures less trauma to the surrounding tissue in the area treated and allows the fat to be removed with the precision necessary to produce an optimal contour. When addressing areas where too much fat was removed, your surgeon might transfer fat from another location to restore volume. 

Barrett Plastic Surgery uses the revolutionary S.A.F.E liposuction technique, which stands for separation, aspiration, and fat equalization. The separation phase occurs when the vibrating cannula loosens and separates the fat cells from the rest of the tissue. Aspiration refers to the removal of fat cells from the body using suction incorporated into the cannula. The fat equalization phase requires the surgeon to leave a thin layer of fat just underneath the dermis to create a smoother contour and reduce the risk of dimpling on the skin's outer surface. Very few, if any, stitches are needed after liposuction since the incisions are small enough to heal independently.

Surgery duration
1-2 hours
Local or twilight sedation

After the surgery

Liposuction revision's most common side effects include mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages can be used to help reduce these symptoms while healing takes place. Patients usually can return to work and regular activities within a few days, but strenuous activities like exercise should be avoided for a few weeks. Your surgeon will provide detailed postoperative instructions and closely monitor your healing and recovery in the weeks and months following surgery. 

1-2 weeks
Healing Time
4-6 weeks