Revision Liposuction Beverly Hills

Revision liposuction, or "revision lipo" is a complex cosmetic procedure that corrects irregular and undesirable results from previous liposuction surgery. It is done with or without fat grafting.

Dr. Cat Begovic is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California. She is a three-time winner of Best of Beverly Hills Award in the cosmetic surgeons category.

What is Revision Liposuction

Why Do Women Get Revision Lipo?

Revision Liposuction or “revision lipo” is a complex cosmetic procedure that corrects irregular and undesirable results from previous liposuction surgery. It is often done with fat grafting to smooth these irregularities. I specialize in repairing and revising the previous liposuction, here in Beverly Hills. Lipo, when performed unevenly or too aggressively can result in asymmetries, irregularities, lumps, or dents that can be traumatizing for patients. I have developed a special technique that greatly improves these irregularities.

Revision liposuction is an extremely challenging surgery that requires detailed pre-operative planning and meticulous technical skill. I have patients from all over the country and all over the world who have suffered from significant asymmetries, irregularities, indentations, and scarring from previous liposuction surgery or Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. The severity of their problems ranges from subtle contour irregularities to noticeable asymmetries including shelves or chunks of fat left behind and deep indentations or grooves that are adherent to the underlying muscle. Many of my patients told me that after their poor liposuction surgery they couldn’t wear fitted shirts or pants because their irregularities were visible even through clothing so they stopped going shopping and lived in baggy clothes. I’ve helped young women in their 20′s and 30′s who could never wear a bikini or even a bathing suit. I have developed a technique that greatly improves these irregularities. Although these have been some of the most difficult cases I have performed, they are also the most rewarding and I feel grateful that I have been able to help so many patients look and feel better.

Good To Know Before Procedure

A Compassionate Approach

For patients who have had less than desirable results, it is often emotionally challenging and distressing for them to undergo a revision surgery. I understand the emotional distress that can accompany having another surgery. I want you to know that I am here to listen and I am here to help you. I am always honest about what can and cannot be repaired and help my patients set realistic expectations for what revision liposuction surgery can do for them. At your consultation, I will evaluate all areas that need to be repaired and give you an honest assessment. If possible, please get your old operative report from your previous surgery. Knowing what you have had done in your previous surgery is extremely helpful for planning the revision liposuction surgery in Beverly Hills. If you are from out of town and are doing a video consultation, please send photographs from different views of all the problem areas in good lighting.

 

How Do I Prepare for Revision Lipo?

What Happens During Procedure

Personalized Patient Care

For your comfort and safety, revision liposuction will be performed under general anesthesia. I will also use a numbing solution in all areas I am treating. After all areas are numbed, I use a custom-crafted instrument to break up irregularities and obtain fat grafts. Small incisions (<4mm) are made in the skin to access all areas that are being operated on. I try to use your already existing incisions if possible. Then using a thin cannula connected to suction – lumps or shelves of fat left behind are gently removed and blended into the surrounding areas to create a smoother contour and asymmetries can usually be corrected. Dents and areas where too much fat was taken are lifted and fat grafted. Every single case is unique and customized to each patient. I have developed a special revision liposuction technique to help smooth and even irregularities – the specific details will be discussed at your consultation.

Results & Recovery: What To Expect

What Is the Recovery Like?

Recovery from revision liposuction is relatively easy. A few hours after surgery you should be up and walking around. Many of my patients return to work a few days after revision liposuction. I have developed a gentle liposuction technique that has minimal pain and a quick recovery. Most of my patients tell me their revision surgery was much less uncomfortable than their previous surgery. Swelling and some bruising are normal the first two weeks after revision liposuction. You will wear special garments that are measured for your body with foam over grafted areas to minimize swelling and provide support while healing. I use dissolvable sutures so they don’t need to be removed.

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About Dr. Cat

Revision Liposuction Specialist in Beverly Hills

Dr. Cat Begovic is a board-certified, revision liposuction specialist in Beverly Hills, California.She is sensitive to patients who did not have the results they desired from their first surgery and she takes pride in her attention to detail during revision liposuction surgery.  Dr. Cat gently and meticulously revises irregularities, uneven shelves, and cannula marks to create smooth and seamless revision liposuction results for her patients. These are a few of the many reasons her patients travel from all across the globe to have revision liposuction with Dr. Cat.

Revision Liposuction Beverly Hills
Before & After Photos

Case RLP-4715

The patient had significant irregularity of the abdomen as well as her hips and flanks. She had also had steroid injections resulting in coin shaped areas where the tissues were thinned. Revision liposuction with fat grafting resulted in a smoother appearance and overall more even contour.

Case RLP-5551

This young woman had uneven and over aggressive liposuction of her arms performed by another surgeon. One arm was so severe she said she was unable to wear short sleeves. Revision liposuction with fat grafting resulted in a smooth even result. She now wears tank tops confidently!

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