Not Happy with Your Liposuction Results?

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Liposuction surgery is a body contouring procedure that requires an experienced liposuction San Diego surgeon. When you undergo the procedure with a liposuction surgeon who has treated many patients and has an excellent surgical track record, it is extremely rare to experience unsatisfactory results. However, in rare cases this may happen. In the following paragraphs we will cover the process of what needs to be done if a patient is unhappy with their lipo results.

Liposuction surgery is a very individualized procedure and results vary from one patient to another. In cases, where desired results do not turn out as expected or planned for, the doctor will take a range of steps to help you achieve the results you wanted.

It is important to not that in order to get the desired results, the liposuction patient should follow all pre-and-post operative instruction, this includes a healthy, low-fat diet and exercise. This is especially true if you are undergoing a laser liposuction San Diego procedure.

So before we go any further in detail, let’s list the steps you need to take:

  • Wait until the healing process is complete
  • Follow all post-operative instructions and consult your doctor on a regular basis
  • Follow and maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Tell your doctor is you are not happy with the results
  • Consider a touch up liposuction procedure
  • Obtain a referral to another doctor who can perform a secondary liposuction treatment

In most cases, the liposuction results are not fully evident until full healing has taken place. Generally, patients can return to their activities within a week after surgery, but for the body to contour to the procedure it may take anywhere from six months to a year. So the first step in correcting any undesired results is to wait for full healing to take place. Often this is really the answer. If you maintain your healthy diet and you do not gain weight, your liposuction results will continue to improve. In addition there is often a skin-tightening effect that takes place, but like all procedure, it takes time.

If after the healing process, you are still unhappy with the results, your doctor can take one of several steps. He or she can safely perform another liposuction surgery, carefully eliminating any additional fat cells. Or he or she can perform a touch-up, non-invasive procedure to address your concerns. There is a number of non-invasive options for contouring the body, including VelaShape circumferential fat reduction in San Diego. This technology is non-surgical and can melt up to 3 inches of fat within four to six treatment sessions. Of course, during this time, it is important that you once again follow all post-treatment instructions, including dieting and exercise.

If you wish to go to a different doctor, your liposuction surgeon can help. He or she can recommend a lipo surgeon who will help you take the necessary steps to get the results you desired. However, it is very important to note that if you select a good surgeon to begin with and you follow his or her instruction properly, and you do not gain large amounts of weight post-surgery, it is very unlikely that you will have any problems with your liposuction surgery results.