Vaser liposuction is a surgical procedure used to remove fat that may not have responded to diet and exercise. But can you get liposuction twice? In many cases, repeat liposuction is possible. However, it depends on several factors. Are you targeting the same area or a different one? How long has it been since your last procedure, and how did your body respond? In this blog, we’ll explore these considerations and provide expert insights to help you decide if a second liposuction is right for you.

The Short Answer: You Can Get Liposuction Twice

Yes, you can have liposuction more than once. Whether you want to refine the results of your first procedure or tackle new areas of stubborn fat, a second liposuction is an option. But there are a few things to consider:

  • Target Area: Are you looking to improve the same area or focus on a different one? If it’s the same area, a second procedure may help smooth out any uneven results or enhance the contouring. If it’s a different area, it may help you achieve a more balanced overall look.
  • Timing: It’s important to wait at least six months to a year between procedures. This waiting period allows your body to fully heal and lets the initial results settle. Rushing into a second procedure too soon can increase the risk of complications and may not give you the best results​.
  • Body’s Response: How did your body handle the first surgery? Factors like skin elasticity and how well you healed play a big role in determining if you’re a good candidate for a second liposuction. If your skin bounced back well and you didn’t have any major issues, you’re likely in good shape for round two.
  • Expectations: Keep in mind that the results of a second liposuction might not be as dramatic as the first. The initial procedure often removes a significant amount of fat, so the changes from the second one can be more subtle. It’s important to have realistic expectations and discuss these with your surgeon.
  • Consultation: Make sure to talk to an expert liposuction surgeon. They can evaluate your situation, consider your medical history, and determine if you’re a good candidate for a second liposuction. They’ll also explain the potential risks and benefits, helping you make an informed decision.

Read more: Managing Weight Gain After Liposuction 

Second Liposuction Considerations

There are several reasons someone might consider a second liposuction.

  • Maybe you’ve gained weight since your first procedure.
  • Perhaps the results weren’t as even as you’d hoped.
  • Maybe you’re looking to even out your body shape with liposuction in a different part of the body.

The reality is sometimes our bodies don’t respond perfectly to surgery, leaving areas that need a bit more attention.

However, it’s crucial to think about the safety and risks of multiple procedures. Each surgery increases the chances of complications like infections or uneven results.

Perhaps the biggest consideration, however, is the body can develop scar tissue from the first liposuction, which might make a second procedure more challenging.

What Do the Experts Say?

Comparing FRACS Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons & Liposuction Doctors

Plastic surgeons generally agree that you can have liposuction more than once 1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3901919/ but it requires careful planning.

The thing to remember is your body’s response to multiple surgeries can vary. Scar tissue from the first procedure might complicate the second one, and skin elasticity is a big factor. If your skin is still flexible and bounces back well, you’re more likely to get good results from a second liposuction.

Most surgeons will recommend waiting at least six months to a year between procedures to allow your body to heal completely and reduce the risk of complications​.

Read More: How to Choose the Best Liposuction Surgeon

Benefits & Limitations of Second Liposuction

A second liposuction surgery can offer some great benefits but also comes with a few limitations. Here’s a breakdown to help you understand both sides:

Benefits Limitations
Refine Initial Results: Can smooth out any uneven areas from the first procedure. Subtler Changes: Results might not be as dramatic as the first time.
Target New Areas: Effective for tackling new areas of stubborn fat. Higher Complication Risk: Each additional procedure increases the risk of complications.
Enhanced Contouring: Further enhances your body shape for a potentially more balanced look. Scar Tissue Issues: Scar tissue from the first surgery can complicate the second one.

Ideal Candidates for Multiple Liposuctions

  • Stable Weight: You should have a steady weight and not experience major fluctuations since your first surgery​.
  • Good Skin Elasticity: Your skin needs to have bounced back well after fat removal to avoid sagging or uneven results.
  • Realistic Expectations: It’s important to understand that the results of a second liposuction might be more subtle than the first. Being realistic about what the procedure can achieve is crucial.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Keeping up with a balanced diet and regular exercise is essential for maintaining the results and overall health.
  • Smooth Recovery from First Surgery: If you healed well and were happy with your initial results, you’re likely a good candidate for a second procedure.
  • No Serious Health Issues: You should be free from conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or bleeding disorders, which could complicate the surgery or recovery process​.
  • Non-Smoker: Being a non-smoker or quitting smoking well before the surgery helps in better healing and reduces the risk of complications.

Talking to a plastic surgeon will help you determine if you’re a good fit for a second liposuction and give you a clearer idea of what to expect.

Read More: Understanding Scarring After Liposuction

Preparing for a Second Liposuction

Before going for a second liposuction, it’s important to prepare your body and mind. Maintaining a stable weight through a healthy lifestyle is crucial. This means eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly.

Additionally, have an open and honest discussion with your surgeon about your goals and expectations. They can help you set realistic targets and prepare you for what to expect during and after the procedure.

Proper preparation can significantly improve your chances of a successful and satisfying outcome.

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Considering Liposuction Again? Consult the Experts at Levant

Thinking about a second liposuction? Speak to the experts at Levant Cosmetic Surgery. We can discuss if a second liposuction procedure is right for you. Our team will guide you through the process, evaluate your individual needs, and provide expert advice to ensure you get the best possible results.

Contact Levant today to schedule your consultation and take the next step. 

Repeat Liposuction FAQs

How many times can liposuction be done?

Liposuction can be done more than once, but you should wait at least six months to a year between procedures. Each additional procedure has increased risks, so consult with your surgeon to decide what’s right for you.

What happens if you get fat again after liposuction?

If you gain weight after liposuction, the fat can return in other areas since the removed fat cells are gone for good. Maintaining a stable weight with a healthy lifestyle helps keep your results looking great.

Can you redo liposuction?

Yes, you can redo liposuction to refine initial results or target new areas. Just keep in mind that the results might be less dramatic and there could be additional risks. Discuss with your surgeon to see if it’s a good option.

Why do I still have a belly after liposuction?

You might still have a belly due to leftover fat, swelling, or weight gain. Skin elasticity and muscle tone also play a role. Follow your surgeon’s post-op care instructions and maintain a healthy lifestyle to get the best results.

What is the best alternative to liposuction?

Alternatives to liposuction include non-surgical options like CoolSculpting, which freezes fat cells, and laser treatments that melt fat. These methods are less invasive but might require multiple sessions to see results. Consult with your provider to find the best option for you.

References:

  • 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3901919/

Why Choose Levant Cosmetic Surgery?

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Our highly skilled medical team consists of plastic surgeons, FRACS surgeons, and liposuction doctors, and it's your choice who you decide you want to operate on you.
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During your consultation you will be provided with transparent pricing and a detailed breakdown of the costs incurred for the treatment choices that align with your desired result outcomes.
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Every consultation is comprehensive, giving you ample time to discuss your procedural options with your doctor and receive personalised patient information inclusive of potential risks, side effects, and complications.
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We perform your follow-up appointments with care as we believe your aftercare is as crucial as the procedure itself. Your recovery will be guided by your doctor in collaboration with our post-operative nursing team.
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8 week follow up results for this patient who had vaser liposuction with @dr_mitchell_kim & @dr_kai_gebusion 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
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Want to learn more about this treatment & whether you may be a suitable candidate? Please call our team on 1300 138 797 for a consultation.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively mav not reflect final results.

Surgery performed by:
Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435
Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960
Registered Medical Practitioners
General registration.

Want to learn more about this treatment & whether you may be a suitable candidate? Please call our team on 1300 138 797 for a consultation.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively mav not reflect final results.

Surgery performed by:
Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435
Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960
Registered Medical Practitioners
General registration.

Want to learn more about this treatment & whether you may be a suitable candidate? Please call our team on 1300 138 797 for a consultation.
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