3000cc taken out half water rest fat I weigh 155 before went in 129 at the most my stomach is lumpy. Any suggestions? (photo)
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Contour irregularities after Vaser
VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring -- FEMALE HI DEF CONTOURING
Lumpy Abdomen and 16 lb. Weight Gain After Liposuction
Liposuction is neither a weight loss or weight gaining procedure. It is highly unlikely that liposuction was the culprit in adding 16 pounds to your frame. An alteration in your exercise patterns or nutrition patterns is the likely factor. As you have discovered, weight gain can can occur after liposuction, and that is why it is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure to maintain the results. You may want to follow up with your primary care physician to make sure there is no other reason for your weight gain.
As for fixing the areas, if you feel comfortable going back to your original surgeon, he may ask you to get back to your weight at the time of the original surgery if you're asking for more liposuction without a paying an additional fee. If no further liposuction is needed to help improve your abdominal contour, your surgeon (or another plastic surgeon for a fee) can use a special type of cannula to break up the scar tissue and to mobilize the fat that is present in order to move it around to make the surface more even. This procedure could give your abdomen a more even contour even without liposuction. It may not get you back to your original smoothness, but it may improve your current situation. You want to go to a plastic surgeon who is experienced with liposuction revision. Also, getting back to your 129 lb. weight may also help to improve the appearance as you won't have fat pushing out in certain areas.
Finally, it can take up to a year for liposuction swelling to resolve. The best time for revision is about 9 to 12 months after surgery when the swelling has resolved and the scar tissue has softened a bit. Make sure you discuss your concerns with your surgeon. As always, an in-person evaluation is the best way for you to get the most personalized and best plan for you. Best of luck to you.
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