I Had a Liposuction Done 6 Years Ago, but my Tummy Looks Uneven with Scars Underneath my Skin. Is There Anything I Can Do?

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Unevenness After Liposuction

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   Unevenness after liposuction can occur, and the amount of correction will depend upon the degree of loose skin and the nature of the contour deformity.  See a board certified plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of liposuction procedures each year.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Revision liposuction

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It sounds like you have some contour irregularities after your last procedure, and in order to correct them you will likely need revision surgery.  I recommend seeing a plastic surgeon for an evaluation, and it is likely your situation can be improved.


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Often I see what you are describing when an aggressive liposuction of the abdomen has been done. The other time I see uneveness is when the patient had loose skin prior to the liposuction, and the abdomen looks lumpy afterwards. This is why I almost always refuse to suction abdomens. Not a good area to get good results.

If you have the problems you describe, your best option may be an abdominoplasty.

Good luck.

Liposuction contour issues

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Contour issues for liposuction can happen with aggressive removal or in very thin patients.  Best to be seen in person to get a better perspective.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Uneven after liposuction

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It is impossible to comment without photos and a full history. Visible scars are at skin level so I am not sure what you are trying to describe.

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