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Liposuction Revision in Beverly Hills, CA

Have you had undesirable effects from a liposuction operation performed by another doctor? If so, you are not alone. It is a relatively common situation. Poor liposuction results can also occur due to changes in health or sudden weight gain. Primary liposuction operations can be an effective way to eliminate fat deposits from areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. In most instances, liposuction can provide enduring benefits that can last many years. However, under various circumstances that cause weight gain, liposuction revision surgery may be needed due to unexpected deformities emerging as the body changes. Correcting problems with an earlier liposuction procedure is a challenging task, but fortunately, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chiu is an expert at liposuction revision.

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Benefits of Liposuction Revision

  • Displeasing Liposuction Results

    Liposuction revision (also known as secondary liposuction) is not for everyone. It is only for people who have already had a liposuction procedure and did not receive the expected results. If you have had a bad or “botched” liposuction procedure at another practice, you can set an appointment with Dr. Chiu for a careful evaluation of your potential candidacy for liposuction revision.

  • Postoperative Weight Fluctuations

    If you achieved successful liposuction results in the past but have since gained weight or aged in a way that necessitates revision, you may also be a good candidate for the revision procedure. The candidates best suited are in good overall health and at a healthy weight.

  • Enhanced Confidence

    When a previous liposuction procedure does not yield the desired outcome, a patient may feel self-conscious about their appearance. Liposuction revision can be the ideal solution for qualified candidates who wish to correct problems stemming from an old operation. There is no reason to continue coping with the effects of a less-than-stellar liposuction procedure without taking action to address the issue.

Your Liposuction Revision Options

Liposuction revision is performed on an outpatient basis under intravenous or general anesthesia. To ensure the safety of each patient, Dr. Chiu performs every surgery at our accredited Beverly Hills facility.


The cannula used to suction out unwanted fat vibrates to disrupt and loosen the targeted fat cells. This method is appropriate for removing larger volumes of fat with meticulous precision, and it allows for faster treatment and minimal postoperative bruising. This technique is beneficial in liposuction revision cases because it helps to break up the fibrous scar tissue left behind from prior surgery and also helps by pre-tunneling through fibrous tissue for smoother results.


The cannula delivers ultrasonic energy to break up the fat cells in the treated areas. This approach helps remove stubborn fat with ease and is ideal for areas with fibrous tissue.


Rather than using mechanical vibration or ultrasonic energy, this cannula emits laser pulses to destroy fat cells. This technique is best for removing fat from smaller areas of the face and body.

Recovery for Liposuction Revision in Beverly Hills

  • Immediately After

    The recovery from liposuction revision is similar to that of your initial procedure. Bandages and the appropriate compression garments are applied to the treated areas after surgery. Pain or discomfort can be alleviated with prescription medication and by following the recommended recovery protocol provided by Dr. Chiu.

  • 1 Week

    Most light activities, including work, can be resumed at this time. Side effects, such as bruising and swelling, should begin to subside.

  • 2 to 3 Weeks

    Strenuous and vigorous activities should be avoided, but massages and mild activities may be recommended.

  • 4 to 6 Weeks

    Patients will see a noticeable improvement in the treated areas and can continue all of their normal activities once cleared by Dr. Chiu.

  • 6 Months

    Residual swelling should be resolved entirely, displaying the final results. The treated areas may experience additional tightening over the next few months.

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At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc., Dr. Chiu can recommend the procedures that will help you achieve the results you want, based on your individual needs.

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Why choose Dr. Chiu?

Dr. Gabriel Chiu is a highly respected plastic surgeon who is vastly experienced in liposuction and liposuction revision. He has personally performed many successful liposuction procedures, and he has the unique skills and expert knowledge to deliver results you will appreciate. Liposuction revision provides patients with very satisfactory results and frequently gives patients a renewed sense of confidence. If you have had a dissatisfying liposuction experience elsewhere or have had a weight change since your last procedure, Dr. Chiu and his team can restore your appearance and help you feel confident again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for liposuction revision?

Even though liposuction revision is very effective, candidates should have realistic expectations about the outcome of their surgery and wish to remove fat deposits from one or more of the following areas:

  • Arms
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

How long will my liposuction revision results last?

Through this procedure, Dr. Chiu can help patients attain a slimmer, more attractive physique that they can expect to last for years to come.

Can I get other procedures or treatments done while I recover from liposuction revision?

As a patient of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, you can take advantage of The Spa @ BHPS, which offers a wide array of healthful, relaxing, and restorative spa services. With Dr. Chiu’s approval, you can enjoy facials, microdermabrasion treatments, peels, laser treatments, and more in our on-site spa facilities.

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