How Many Liposuction Treatments Can I Have for Thighs and Knees?

I had a revision surgery on my inner thighs and knees 10 months after my first Liposuction. I am now 7 months after my revision surgery and I still do not feel that I have obtained the results that my surgeon and I had discussed prior to both surgeries (I have also lost weight after both surgeries). Can I have another Liposuction session? How many sessions are safe to have for these areas? Is the surgeon responsible for the costs since the goal has not been obtained? Thanks kindly for your response in advance.

Doctor Answers 5

Limitation not on the number of Liposuction procedures

It is not the number of liposuction procedures that one can do in one area that is the limitation, it is the anatomy that determines what procedure might be helpful. Losing weight, particularly if significant and especially if it will affect the area of surgical concern, can make post-operative results unpredictable. My advice would be to get in the most healthy and most stable lifestyle possible for your individual situation and then visit with a surgeon to see what anatomical changes surgery can produce.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Hidef liposuction revision expert in Los Angeles

I perform Hidef liposuction revision that includes skin tightening and fat removal. I would begin with lipocavitation, liposonix, Exilis multiplane tissue tightening, RF, liposculpture, and Brazilian Cellulite Treatment. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Revision liposuction

It is difficult to say whether or not you can have revision liposuction on your legs for a 3rd time.  What exactly is the problem?  Sometimes the complaint is loose skin which may require excision.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Liposuction needs to be done only once.


My advice is go see  another surgeon.  There is something wrong.  You can certainly have liposuction of the same area two or three times, but the point is you should not need to.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Discuss this with your doctor

Normally, a patient can have there goals achieved with one liposuction. After having 2 or more surgeries, you should have a consultation with another surgeon to make sure you do not end up with sagging skin. This is very difficult to correct. As to the cost, the surgeon is only agreeing to do his best and not to achieve a perfect result. You can ask the surgeon if you could have a reduced fee for any further liposuction, but I would get a second opinion anyway before proceeding.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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