I recently had liposuction of upper, lower abdomen, inner, outer thighs, side, back hips. During my first consultation I was 30 pounds heavier. During our second consultation the weight loss was not discussed, I think I had too many procedures or they were too aggressive for my frame. I'm wondering about revision possibilities. How long is safest to wait before doing a revision? Will I have enough fat? Is the complete numbness, pain and burning in the hip area normal?
Just Had Lipo. I Think Too Much Fat Was Removed from Hips and Thighs. Revision Fat Grafts and Pain? (photo)
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Just Had Lipo. I Think Too Much Fat Was Removed from Hips and Thighs. Revision Fat Grafts and Pain?
Swelling can persist for 6 months and sometimes up to 1 year following liposuction. I would not contemplate a revision until the 6 month point.
Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Too early to make a pronouncement about liposuction.
The photographs are not particularly good but it is much too early to start worrying about revisional surgery.