Contour irregularities after liposuction
Liposuction is among the favorite cosmetic procedures of both women and men. This surgery is used to harvest fat in areas that have excessive skin. The occurrence of contour irregularities varies from patient to patient, on the level and amount of the skin as well as on the elasticity.
You need to understand that most of the time; the surgeon cannot control having contour irregularities. It will always be present, just more minimal if you’ve chosen a highly skilled and experienced practitioner.
How your skin contours after the fat is removed depends on different factors. This is also the reason why young patients with tight skin and a moderate amount of excessive fat are the most ideal candidate for liposuction. However, liposuction can still cause minor deformities that for the most part do not bother the patient.
Let’s put it this way:
Once a certain amount of fat is removed from a specific region of the body, it creates a space.
If the created space is very large, it only means more skin to redrape a given surface area of the body once the fat is removed.
The more fat removed the more skin you are going to have, and the higher chance you’ve got of developing a liposuction deformity.
Keep in mind that liposuction is a procedure that just sucks the fat. It does not suck the skin out. Also, liposuction does very poorly in patients that have lost elasticity, have stretch marks, or have excessive skin.
By being informed on the amount of fat that you have, your BMI, your excess skin, and your elasticity, you can easily set a more realistic expectation before and after the procedure.