Dents and lumps 11 weeks after Liposuction. (photo)

Had traditional lipo mid April . 1.5 liters removed from upper lower abdomen and back . Second time liposuction on area, first was April 2013. I know I will need a revision . I'm freaking out about the results ... Will I look normal again ? What kind of improvement can I expect ? I know I need fat injections in dents I know I have to wait at least two more months for a revision . My stomach looks ok in some lighting but strong lights it's scary ! Please see pictures

Doctor Answers 5

Liposuction complications

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Thank you for your pictures. Revision is possible. Perfection is not possible. Improvement is possible. This will take several surgeries 

Tummy liposuction irregularities

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Thank you for your liposuction question.
  • Given the photos and history you provide, wait a full year before any revision.
  • The tummy is difficult to liposuction - perfection uncommon and and irregularities difficult to correct.
  • A second liposuction is even more difficult because of scar.
  • At the end of a year, unless your surgeon is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, consult one as to whether a skin only tummy tuck to redrape/remove skin and or fat injections might help.
  • But if your stomach now is ok in certain lights - but not others - be careful before a 3rd operation.
  • And if you are judging your stomach by overhead fluorescent light - don't. It is unnatural, no one else sees us that way and it makes everyone and everything look terrible because of the yellow shadows it casts. Best wishes. 

Poor Liposuction Results

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My suggestion is to start lymphatic drainage and/or ultrasound or radiofequency treatments at this time.  Also, get into a very sound exercise routine, particuarly for lower/mid abdominal strenghtening.  If after 3 months of this, you still have lumpy bumpiness, then you may need a revision.  In that case I would seek an apporpriate revision physician (like myself) who uses both manual and laser liposuction to even out all the lumps, and also fat harvest to improve dents.  I wish you the best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Dents and lumps 11 weeks after Liposuction.

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Would like to se a few befores posted so as to compare. I think you mightn't have been a candidate for liposuction. Now only directed fat grafts and or Skin only TT might help... 

Too early to go results from liposuction.

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In the short-term contour regularities after liposuction are common. As long as the trend is favorable there's no reason to panic. The final result may not emerge for six months to a year.

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