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What Are the Long-term Statistics on People Needing Fat Transfers or Skin Surgeries After Lipo?

Why are there so many people needing fat transfers or skin revisions after lipo - are there thorough long-term statistics on how many people need revisions? I can't find the studies or statistics anywhere online, but I keep reading about people getting too much, or too little, or uneven lipo and then going back for more surgeries to correct the first one.

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Complications after liposuction

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The basic risks of liposuction include contour deformities, hematomas (blood collections) or seromas (fluid collections).  Compression garments help prevent collections of blood or fluid.  Contour deformities are best avoided with good surgical technique and an experienced surgeon performing your liposuction.  


Miami Plastic Surgeon
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What Are the Long-term Statistics on People Needing Fat Transfers or Skin Surgeries After Lipo?

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     I perform at least 500 liposuction surgeries each year, and the need for revision is practically nonexistent.  Any revisions I have performed (less than 1%) have been performed to liposuction an additional amount or transfer an additional amount of fat to the buttocks or hips.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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