I've had two stomach liposuctions in the past 5 years. The first time I was left with a lumpy stomach. The second time, I had the kind of liposuction that used laser technology to emulsify the fat first .... still the same result. Then got thermage post op, no difference.
Help! Dr. Steven Svehlak who fixed Tara Reid's stomach is someone I've thought of consulting. Any thoughts or ideas or other recommendations? I don't want to go to yet another surgery unless I feel more confident of a better result. I've also heard of dermasonic massage as a noninvasive post op treatment to help with the lumpiness but understand that may be a temporary answer. Any thoughts on that?
This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
The issue about revision surgery is defining the problem which can be one of contour excess, deficit, scarring, how tissues move, and how the tissues feel. Liposuction is an element of many types of Plastic Surgery such as Tummy Tuck and Gynecomastia.
Such too much away and there is noting left to permit the skin to move over the muscle as in this Extended Crater Deformity After New York Revision Surgery
. Although the still pictures show the problem, watch the video to see the degree of deformity.
Here is another case where there was just no tissue left between the skin and the muscle leaving a deformity corrected with my Revision Tummy Tuck
Options for treatment depend on the problem involved, but the starting point is defining the deformity with Standard Pictures of the Stomach
or even more critically by something like our Tummy Tuck Videos
We have resources here for How to Pick Tummy Tuck Doctor
Revision Liposuction just like Revision Tummy Tuck
are really art forms. One needs to look for a surgical sculptor where you can evaluate the problem and the quality of the work done.
Hope this helps,
Michael Bermant, MDLearn More About Liposuction Body Contouring