If you’ve had lipedema surgery, you may have had high hopes about the outcome. It can be very disappointing, then, to be dissatisfied with the results. If you’ve been through liposuction surgery and still have discomfort and pain, you may need a revision. Finding the right surgeon to help you is important if you’re in this situation.
Why Would I Need Revision Surgery For Lipedema?
If you’ve had lipedema surgery but are dissatisfied with the symptoms you still experience, you may need revision surgery. Achieving a successful result from your surgery is essential as a lipedema patient. Lipo for lipedema isn’t just for cosmetic purposes. Instead, it is essential to improve the patient’s mobility and quality of life by reducing pain. It also delays progression and prevents health issues from developing. If surgery isn’t successful, patients continue to suffer. Therefore, if you’re still experiencing discomfort and mobility issues after your procedure, the revision surgery should help.
What Are The Signs Revision Surgery Is Needed?
There are some signs to look for that suggest you could benefit from revision surgery. If you experience the following, your lipedema surgery hasn’t been successful:
- You’re still in pain after the recovery period is over
- You still have mobility issues
- You’re experiencing more health issues such as joint deformity
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it’s important to seek advice from a skilled lipedema surgeon.
I’m Unhappy With My Appearance Post-Lipo – Can I Have A Revision?
When most people have liposuction, it is a cosmetic procedure. Patients choose to have lipo to remove fatty deposits and to improve problem areas of the body. That isn’t the case for patients with lipedema. It’s important to understand that liposuction for lipedema isn’t primarily about cosmetic improvement. Rather, it is about improving mobility and reducing pain.
While the patient will usually experience some cosmetic improvements, that isn’t the surgeon’s main aim. Achieving a more proportionate look for the upper and lower body is a secondary concern. Therefore, if you’re unhappy with your body’s appearance after lipedema liposuction, that isn’t necessarily a case for revision. You’re only likely to need revision surgery if you still feel discomfort and pain after your procedure. If your only dissatisfaction is cosmetic, further treatment isn’t necessary.
It’s essential to have realistic expectations of the outcome of your surgery. That applies no matter what type of liposuction you have, including treatment for lipedema. If the surgeon feels your expectation is unrealistic, you may not be a candidate for revision. After all, achieving physical perfection isn’t realistic!
Choosing The Right Surgeon
If you need surgery for lipedema or if you could benefit from revision surgery, you need to find the right surgeon. Not all cosmetic surgeons who perform liposuction treat lipedema patients. Finding a specialist is, therefore, key. Dr. Su at ArtLipo is your top choice in Florida. Dr. Su is a lipedema specialist. He can examine you and let you know if you should have a revision. To find out more about revision lipedema surgery, or to enquire about treating your condition, contact the ArtLipo team today.
Dr. Hamwi is an aesthetic plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgical and non-invasive procedures. After completing residencies in both plastic surgery and general surgery as well as a fellowship at Harvard University, Dr. Hamwi then went on to pursue an aesthetic surgery fellowship at one of the country’s most competitive programs in Manhattan, New York. Less than one percent of plastic surgeons have completed such specialized training.