Liposuction Revision


Liposuction Revision

Introduction


Botched liposuction surgery alters normal tissue planes and laxity, the ability of the abdominal skin to heal properly, and leaves scar tissue that dramatically affects the level of difficulty of the corrective surgery. We see a variety of men and women who require Dr. Barrett’s expertise in correcting complications that arose from previous tummy tuck surgeries. His background in reconstructive surgery and revision makes such difficult operations possible.



Liposuction Revision

Candidates


While there is no ideal candidate for liposuction revision, the majority of individuals on whom Dr. Barrett operates suffer from complaints related to the following:

  • Poor Cosmetic Results – As stated before, many patients come in to correct poor outcomes from their initial surgeries. The most common problems are due to implant malposition, bottoming out of the implant, poor scarring, and incorrect implant size.
  • Pain and/or general discomfort
  • Infection or poor wound healing


Liposuction Revision

Results and Recovery

The typical recovery period for a liposuction revision is about six weeks and involves a similar procedure as your original liposuction surgery. Some revisions involve extensive pocket repair that may or may not need specialized external bras. For the first two weeks post-surgery, it is normal to experience some soreness and swelling. Minimizing scar appearance is key in the postoperative period. Dr. Barrett meets with all patients once a week for six weeks to remove stitches week one and two (remember the five layers) and tapes the incisions each time. After the taping period is done, the patient will be prescribed a patented silicone scar gel to apply twice daily for 3 months to continue the healing process. Dr. Barrett will provide specific instructions on how to best care for yourself during the recovery period customized on your condition and surgery.


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