I had liposuction and after 6 months of healing I have a very uneven “S” shaped profile. I went in to discuss a revision with the doc and he gave me no options aside from a tummy tuck. I don’t have sagging or extra skin so I was SHOCKED! Help! I need answers for why I am being told I could’ve never received a flat smooth tummy after spending $8,000! I wish I could submit pictures here
I perform hundreds of Liposuction cases a year. There are many variables want it comes to the final result. Patients have varying degrees of skin laxity. Without seeing you in person it is difficult to say what could be achieved. Many times the issue you mention is a result of skin laxity and this requires skin excision.
Thank you for replying. I really have no sagging in my skin-even now- I just never thought in a million years this would be the result for me since I’ve never been heavy. Really, the surgeon told me I didn’t need the surgery and I barely had any fat to remove So my thought was that it could just give me that perfect shape I wanted. More hourglass
That is an unfortunate outcome but not that uncommon. Consider obtaining a copy of your operative note from your surgeon & your pre-operative photo’s. Take these materials to an ASPS member in your area that specializes in correcting cosmetic surgery. This data & an examination would be required to address your concerns. A second or third option may be very educational & informative. Best,
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS
Thank you!! I will call Monday to get that info. I am just looking for a second opinion. I know I can’t afford to fix this but just knowing the truth will help me sleep at night.
I am sorry that your results have not been what you anticipated. Unfortunately without an in-person examination and/or full series of before and current day photos it is difficult to offer advice or reassurance. I would recommend seeing a series of ASPS board certified plastic surgeons in consultation to discuss your revision options. Best wishes.
Thank you very much
Hello and thank you for your excellent question. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!
Thank you! I guess I’ve given up hope to get anything else done in fear that I could get a bad result. I really truly trusted the surgeon I went to but I guess I should’ve been weary when he had no before and afters to show me :/ I’m feeling like my only option now is to just lose the S pattern by losing as much weight as possible. I am 145 now and looking to only get down to about 125/130
I feel that your expectations were very superior with respect to the result obtained after your surgery. I would like to know if you have had children or if you were overweight before your surgery.
I have not had children nor was I overweight. My skin is not saggy whatsoever. The heaviest I’ve ever been is 150 and my ideal weight is 125. So my expectations were not extreme. My stomach was more even looking before my surgery. I definitely didn’t expect to have an S pattern afterward