Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the world. People liposuck their tummies, thighs, arms, necks and almost every part of their body.
This has given rise to a new problem called – Post Liposuction deformities . Commonly they are an outcome of overdone or under done liposuction procedure. Sometimes it is the unpredictability of the skin redraping that can upset you even if the procedure was done well.
Broadly speaking , the deformities that annoy people are :
Surface irregularities or dents<
Boxy contours of lower torso
Best thing is to avoid them by attention to detail while performing liposuction and following the post operative advice stringently.
The beauty of fat transfer lies in the abundance of donor tissue which is free. Any fat grafting procedure undertaken for correcting deformities is done at least 3-6 months after the original Liposuction procedure. This allows tissues to heal and estimates of volumes to be added becomes more accurate.
Ideally a different donor site than the initial surgery is chosen for fat harvest. The amount depends on the area to be filled in and the contour to be achieved.
A standardised 4 step fat grafting procedure is then followed to correct the deformity.