I had traditional lipo 6 weeks ago and these are my results... not good. My doctor says I need to massage the scar tissue but nothing is helping. What are my options for revision? I no longer have confidence in my original doctor : (
What Can I Do About Uneven Lipo? (photo)
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Uneven Liposuction results.
I would tell you that it remains important to keep in touch with your plastic surgeon. If massage fails to improve your appearance, and time does not improve your swelling, I would suggest that the original operating surgeon could offer you options for your care. 4-6 months of waiting is not unreasonable to allow for healing and scar softening.
In the meantime, I would recommend continued follow-up with your surgeon to supervise massage and evaluate you for signs of improvement.
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Liposuction and revision
It is too early to tell how your final result will be. It may take a few more months for the swelling to subside.
What Can I Do About Uneven Lipo?
At 6 weeks, there will be residual swelling and some lumpiness. No one can tell you at this point what revision may be appropriate. I will say that 30% of my patients are revision patients. The revision may involve additional liposuction, fat grafting, or skin excision. If you are going to get a revision, wait 6 months. Then find a plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of liposuctions each year and then look at the surgeon's website photo galleries to determine who delivers the results. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
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What Can I Do About Uneven Lipo
Hard to give specific advice sometimes based only on a photo!
If this doesn't improve significantly over the next month or so, the best approach may be some variant of a tummy tuck, though I can't tell from the photos alone if there is enough excess tissue to accomplish this in the standard way. But there are numerous variants that will be possible.
I would strongly recommend seeking in person second opinions, and I use the plural intentionally. Although I would hold off with any plans for surgery until at least 3 months after surgery, consultations do not need a waiting period.
Thanks for sharing your story and photos All the best.