Smartlipo Results - Sagging and Lack of Muscle Definition?

I had Smart Lipo done on my upper/lower abs and flanks. Before surgery I was 5'8/170pd. During the procedure the dr. said they had to break thrgouh alot of fiberous tissue because of my abs. Day 1 of post op my ab structure is no longer showing and my skin is sagging leaving a giant pouch on my lower abs. In addition, 2 weeks later, I look 3 months pregnant and extremely sore. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 3

Wait a couple of months

At this time you may be affected by swelling, although if your skin is sagging then you may have had better results with a tummy tuck rather than liposuction. Give it a couple of months, then return to your surgeon to discuss your dissatisfaction.

Paramus Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 140 reviews

Post-liposuction results

It is difficult to comment on your results without knowing what you looked like before and after surgery. If you have a lot of loose skin, you may need a tummy tuck down the road. But give it time to heal.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Post smartliposuction

If you no longer have confidence in your surgeon who you elected to do the procedure, then you should see another surgeon in consultation who can examine you , not with photos, to answer your questions precisely. Your surgeon who did the procedure, might be better able to address your concerns as they know what your skin and fat condition was prior to the surgery.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.