Botched Lipo

How to Deal with Botched Lipo

So you got liposuction… and the result isn’t what you hoped for. No one likes to think they might end up with a botched liposuction job, but it happens. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you might be wondering what you can do. Keep reading for an overview of why liposuction goes wrong and what your options are.

Why Does Liposuction Go Wrong?
First, it’s important to understand that there are all kinds of reasons for botched lipo. Your liposuction job might have gone wrong because it wasn’t the right procedure for you, because the doctor misjudged the best way to carry out the procedure, or because your skin didn’t recover from the operation as well as you and the doctor expected it to. Sometimes a botched liposuction job is the doctor’s fault, but sometimes it’s just an unfortunate accident that no one anticipated. The good news is that, no matter why your liposuction didn’t turn out as planned, there are options out there for fixing it.

What Does the Result of Bad Liposuction Look Like?
Liposuction is supposed to give you a more attractive body shape, but if it isn’t done correctly, it can have the opposite effect. You might end up with “shelfing,” ripples in your skin, sagging, dimples, or uneven hollows. Sometimes these effects aren’t obvious until weeks or months after the procedure. 

What Can You Do About Botched Lipo?
A botched lipo job won’t go away by itself. If you’re not happy with the result of your liposuction procedure, the best thing to do is talk to a doctor who specializes in liposuction revision or corrective lipo. Corrective lipo generally takes even more skill than regular liposuction, so it’s very important to find a doctor with a good track record.

Liposuction revision is a process that evens out any lumps or ripples under your skin. If you opt for corrective liposuction, the surgeon will remove any lumpy bulges of fat that got left behind after the first procedure, and graft fat onto any areas that look dimpled or hollow. The result is a smoother-looking, better-proportioned body. 

If you aren’t happy with the way your liposuction procedure turned out, you have options. Corrective liposuction is a common procedure that can give you the body you wanted the first time around. If you want to learn more about whether corrective liposuction is the right choice for you, get in touch with us for a consultation today.