Liposuction revision, or repair, corrects any unsatisfactory results caused by an initial liposuction treatment. As cosmetic surgeries like liposuction continue to gain popularity, the demand for revision treatments also increases. In 2020, over 211,000 people had a liposuction procedure!  However, when liposuction is performed incorrectly or by an inexperienced surgeon, it can lead to contour irregularities, unwanted concavity, and changes in the skin. In such instances, patients are often displeased with their results and wish for better-contoured results.
Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure that suctions fat deposits from the body using a thin tube called a cannula and an aspirator. Significant liposuction improvements have been made over the years; now patients have a plethora of technologically advanced liposuction methods to choose from. However, as the treatment has grown in popularity, many surgeons have rushed to fill the demand without the appropriate experience or training.
At the Advanced Body Sculpting Institute, our top-ranked plastic surgeons are continuously improving our techniques. Liposuction repair specialists at the ABS Institute have the knowledge, training, and expertise to help you achieve safe, natural-appearing results.
ABS Institute of Englewood, CO offers different liposuction techniques to help each patient look and feel their best. During revision surgeries, we want to ensure we make strategic improvements that will result in the natural-looking contours you desired.
Tumescent liposuction is any type of liposuction that administers a formula of epinephrine, lidocaine, and saline to the treatment area during the initial phases of surgery. This formula helps ensure the surgery goes smoothly and reduces the recovery period. Epinephrine is a form of adrenaline that helps constrict blood vessels. Lidocaine acts as a local anesthetic, which extends numbing and ensures that the patient remains comfortable. The saline solution makes fat cells easier to remove, and reduces damage to the surrounding tissues. Tumescent liposuction is now standard practice, and ensures the quality and safety of your liposuction surgery.
This liposuction method swells and firms fat in the treatment area, making the fat removal process easier without causing damage to surrounding tissues. 
VASER liposuction is a type of ultrasound-assisted liposuction. VASER is a revolutionary method that uses sound waves to emulsify fatty tissue. After the area has been infiltrated with tumescent fluid, the ultrasonic energy agitates the fluid for more efficient, transformational fat removal. In fact, VASER is our preferred method of liposuction at ABS! The technique is minimally invasive and helps to promote decreased swelling, blood loss, and bruising, and is the modern gold standard for liposuction. For liposuction repair treatments, VASER is ideal, because the precision that it allows surgeons.
In this procedure, tumescent fluid is injected into the predetermined area. Once it has taken effect, minuscule incisions are created through which a VASER probe will be inserted. The sound waves that are emitted into the tumescent fluid will agitate the existing bubbles. The bubbles will fluctuate and gently detach fat cells from tissues, creating an emulsifying effect in the subcutaneous fat layer. Once detached, the cells will be removed with a suction device. This method will reduce fat stores and result in a localized “shrink wrapping” effect.
The ABS institute uses a range of different VASER probes, including one, two, three, four, and five-ringed versions for tailored results. In fact, the five-ring VASER probe was developed by one of our surgeons to help our patients lose large amounts of fat even more quickly and effectively.
We are dedicated to innovation and providing our patients with incredible results!
At ABS Institute, we are dedicated to correcting your results and helping you attain the best results possible! We pride ourselves on being top-ranked liposuction experts and our team of professionals will treat you with the utmost care and compassion.
There are many advantages to receiving a liposuction revision procedure. The main benefits are peace of mind and renewed self-confidence after correcting imperfections caused by an initial treatment.
It can take an emotional toll to have a cosmetic procedure not go the way you want. As a team that prides itself on specializing in liposuction, our state-of-the-art technology allows our expert surgeons to perform customized revision liposuction for each individual patient. Revision liposuction can help you attain the smooth contours and sculpted body you wanted all along.
If you had a liposuction procedure and are unhappy with your results, you may be a great candidate for a revision procedure. Liposuction revision locations can include, but are not limited to:
- Love handles
Candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations. To ensure a positive correction surgery, it is best to wait at least six months after the initial liposuction procedure to look into a revision treatment. We are happy to discuss your options with you.
During your personal consultation with one of our specialists, you will have the opportunity to discuss your previous procedure and why it did not meet your cosmetic goals. ABS Institute staff will listen attentively and then examine the area(s) in question. We will ask additional questions about the previous treatment like how long ago was it performed, inquire about your current medication and any allergies, and gain a good understanding of your general health. This information will help determine if a liposuction repair procedure is the correct option for you.
If liposuction repair is right for you, our team will then walk you through the entire liposuction procedure, potential risks, and the expected outcome. They will likely show you liposuction revision before and after photos so you can develop realistic expectations for the procedure. Before you leave, they will instruct you on how to prepare for your best procedure and recovery process.
You will need to temporarily stop smoking if you are a smoker and avoid taking certain medications such as aspirin; these products affect blood circulation. For a positive experience, these products should not be taken a few weeks before your corrective surgery. On the morning of your surgery, take a shower and dress in comfortable clothing.
Prior to surgery, be sure to pick up the necessary medications and arrange for rides. All patients will need someone to drive them to and from their appointment and someone to stay with them for the first twenty-four of recovery.
When you arrive for your surgery, the treatment area will be cleaned and the incision locations will be marked. The liposuction specialist will apply local anesthesia and, once the numbing effect has taken place, make the small incisions. The predetermined liposuction method will then be performed, removing as much fat as necessary to correct the previous procedure and reach your aesthetic goal.
Once the procedure is completed, the incisions will be sutured and bandaged. A compression garment will likely be applied. The procedure may take a few hours depending on the extent of revision needed.
Recovery experience after revision liposuction varies since each procedure is performed differently to address individual concerns. Individualized instructions will be provided to make sure you heal properly and remain as comfortable as possible. The ABS Institute staff will be here to assist you at any time.
It is common for the treatment area will be swollen and sensitive. Any discomfort can easily be managed with prescription medications. The compression garment will help your body adjust to its new and improved contours. The swelling will decrease in the following days and you should be able to return to work after a week in most cases.
It is advised to avoid strenuous activity that can raise heart rate or place stress on the incisions. A follow-up appointment several days after the surgery will help our team ensure you are healing properly and allow them to answer any questions or concerns you have entering into the recovery process.
Silhouette improvement after a liposuction revision surgery is immediately visible. Your outcome will only continue to improve as the weeks go by and your final result should set in after a few months. Keeping a healthy lifestyle and consistent weight should help you maintain results for years to come! While liposuction removes fat cells from the surgical areas, it does not prevent you from gaining weight in surrounding areas.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
A tummy tuck is one of the most commonly performed corresponding procedures with liposuction. During a tummy tuck procedure, loose abdominal skin is removed and abdominal muscles may be tightened. The reason these two body contouring procedures go so well together is that if you were to leave lax skin after liposuction, your newly slimmed frame would be hidden behind the skin. Removing loose skin and fat deposits from the abdomen creates a flatter stomach and a beautiful hourglass figure.
Revision liposuction will vary in cost because it is such a customizable procedure; each patient will have a specific goal in mind. For a general estimate, you can check out our pricing page.
Give us a call today at (303) 816-8898 so we can set up your consultation and start working towards your ideal body today!
Why should I choose Advanced Body Sculpting Institute?
Advanced Body Sculpting Institute in Colorado is home to expert liposuction surgeons, state-of-the-art devices, and advanced viewing and imaging technologies. This plus our attention to detail separates us from other body sculpting offices. We are dedicated to achieving your cosmetic goals and we do everything in our power to perform successful, goal-reaching procedures.
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