Liposuction Revision & Cellulite Reduction Los Angeles
Dr. Hughes has performed thousands of liposuction and liposuction revision procedures. He has an unquestioned mastery of knowledge and technical skill in this procedure. Liposuction is a very well tolerated and successful procedure with a well-trained, expert surgeon.
However, less experienced practitioners and non-plastic surgeons have entered into the liposuction field as well. Board certified plastic surgeons represent the minority in performing liposuction procedures in some areas, and thus it is imperative to ask about credentials and board certification. As a result of the market flood of those performing liposuction procedures, liposuction revision has become a much more prominent surgery in Dr. Hughes’s practice as he has developed international renown for liposuction revision, Bodytite utilization, and fat grafting skills. These liposuction revisions are extremely difficult and should only be attempted by experienced experts in the field.
Dr. Hughes performs 5 or 6 liposuction revision operations each week. Many of these involve additional liposuction and fat grafting to improve the contours or deformities from the previous surgery. In addition, Dr. Hughes has utilized Bodytite hundreds of times to further improve the results, reduce skin laxity, and improve unevenness. These revisions are extremely difficult and patients should have realistic expectations. 70 to 80% improvement is about as maximal as possible. Even if the surgery creates a perfect contour, healing is rarely perfect and residual scar tissue can limit results.
80% of Dr. Hughes’s Surgeries Are REVISIONS
Out of these liposuction procedures, Dr. Hughes sees about 80% revision surgeries from surgeries performed elsewhere. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hughes performed about 30% liposuction revisions, but this number has grown over the past 5 years. There is a real need in the plastic surgery community to have board certified plastic surgeons who are immensely skilled at liposuction revision surgery. There are several reasons for this :
- There are several hundred thousand liposuction procedures performed annually in the United States and this results in many thousands of patients who seek liposuction revision procedures
- In addition, the skill set for liposuction revision is admittedly different as these surgeries are much more difficult due to the scar tissue, irregularities, and false paths generated in the first surgery
Liposuction Revision and Cellulite Reduction
BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY
Those patients who have had multiple liposuction procedures and incisional surgeries are certainly at greater risk for puncture of abdominal viscera such as the intestines, stomach, liver, blood vessels, etc.
That is why it is imperative to have surgeons who have great skill and experience with just these types of procedures. You want someone who has performed these revision liposuction surgeries thousands of times to reduce the risk for complications as much as possible. In addition, the goal of cosmetic plastic surgery is to produce a result that creates a better appearance and self image for the patient. Liposuction revision is very much reconstructive if you think about it as the first surgery creates deformity or poor shape or a combination of both.
Thus, liposuction revision is both restorative and cosmetic in many cases. It is foolish to believe that a surgeon who performs only a handful of these surgeries each year would have equal mastery or a skill level even close to that of Dr. Hughes. An experienced and honest surgeon constantly evaluates technique and results to provide for improved safety and efficacy when it comes to patient care. There are bad outcomes in any practice, but the real question is what is the probability that the surgeon can achieve your results without complications.
At the end of the day, there are thousands of before and after pictures and reviews that can attest to a surgeon’s skill level. It is up to the patient to sift through all of the information to determine the best surgeon for a procedure. Dr. Hughes is the upper-echelon, elite master of the craft and performs what others may consider impossible in his surgery center in Los Angeles.
Dimpling and cellulite can sometimes be improved as well with fat grafting techniques. Dr. Hughes also created a specialized procedure for dent removal and correction. This technique can only be used in certain situations, but Dr. Hughes has used his technique many times to improve cellulite and denting in buttocks and thighs.
Dr. Hughes provides the entire gamut of procedures to help improve a less than optimal result from the first liposuction procedure performed elsewhere.
Additional Reading on Liposuction
All articles are written by Dr. Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Harvard-educated, Harvard-trained, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles
- Is Your Surgeon a Liposuction Expert? How Do You Know?
- Liposuction Safety and Risks
- Why Liposuction of Foreign Material Injections of the Buttocks Does not Work
- Sometimes the Best Liposuction Revision Involves Neither Liposuction Nor Fat Grafting
- Dr. Kenneth Hughes MD Discusses Risks of Liposuction & Prevention of Complications
- What Liposuction Can Do and What It Can’t