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TriBeCa Plastic Surgery

Sydney R. Coleman, MD  |  Mary Lombardi, PA-C

There were more liposuction procedures performed in 2015 than breast augmentation surgeries, making liposuction the top plastic surgery procedure last year. With new liposuction technologies and more experienced doctors, it seems that celebrity horror stories aren’t preventing people from undergoing liposuction to achieve the bodies they desire. However, if you are considering liposuction, it is important to choose an experienced surgeon with proven results because liposuction deformities can leave your body looking worse than before surgery. Here are three types of complications to discuss with your potential surgeon.

Correction of Liposuction Deformities Before and After Photos1. Surface Irregularities

Dents and surface irregularities can be caused by overzealous or poorly performed liposuction. The best results aren’t determined simply by the fat that is removed but also by what is left behind. Some irregularities develop due to pre-existing issues exacerbated by liposuction. Other times, cellulite becomes more pronounced or dents form where the fat wasn’t evenly removed.

2. Boxy Appearance

Liposuction that is performed to enhance definition at the waist can result in a boxy or masculine appearance in women. Eliminating fat at the hips or along the thighs is supposed to create a more curvy appearance. However, if the relationship between the hips and thighs is changed too drastically or improperly, it can have unnatural-looking results. For some women, it completely robs them of the feminine shape they were originally seeking.

3. Poor Buttock Definition

Liposuction performed along the buttocks is done to either decrease the volume of your buttocks or create more pronounced definition along the crease. When improperly performed, this can interrupt the continuous flow from the thighs to the buttocks. It some patients, the definition is distorted and creates an unattractive appearance.

Correcting Liposuction Deformities

At TriBeCa Plastic Surgery, Dr. Coleman routinely corrects liposuction deformities using fat grafting. As a pioneer of the fat grafting/LipoStructure® technique, Dr. Coleman understands the techniques required to not only get amazing liposuction results but also to reverse poor results. Fat grafting is used to smooth surface irregularities and correct poor definition caused by over-suctioning. This procedure requires harvesting fat from another area of your body, and Dr. Coleman takes great care in ensuring that you have the best fat removal possible. Correction surgery requires diligence and attention to detail to ensure that the resulting appearance is realistic while highlighting the natural shape of your body.

If you are dissatisfied with the results of your previous liposuction, schedule your consultation with Dr. Coleman today. Contact us at (212) 571-5200 or contact us online.