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Liposuction is among the most popular plastic surgery procedures worldwide, and it’s not difficult to see why. The procedure is ideal for resolving problem areas and creating a great overall shape and silhouette.

In the hands of a competent surgeon, complications are rare, but if you’re considering any type of liposuction, you should be aware of the risks of the procedure, no matter how small. Contour irregularities are cosmetic issues that can be very upsetting to the patient.

The last thing you want from surgery is a poor outcome, so let’s take a look at what contour irregularities are, and how to help prevent them.

What Are Contour Irregularities?

The goal of liposuction is to create a smooth, pleasing contour to the area being treated, whether it’s the stomach, thighs, hips, or other areas. Contour irregularities refer to depressions, bumps, lumps, or ripples in the treated area, which mar the look of final results after the procedure.

Can They Be Fixed?

For patients in distress over their results due to contour irregularities, there is hope for improving the result. However, it can be a difficult process, and the result is not always pleasing to the patient.

Unhappy patients should seek help as soon as they notice irregularities, as sometimes, fat grafting techniques can be used to address the problem. Unfortunately, it gets more difficult to treat contour irregularities further out from the initial surgery.

A consultation with a trusted surgeon (maybe not necessarily the original surgeon) is the only way to assess the likelihood of good results in each case.


Fixing plastic surgery problems can be expensive and frustrating. Preventing contour irregularities is much better than fixing them. As a patient, the best way you can prevent the problem is to choose a cosmetic surgeon who is an expert in a gentle, yet effective method like Smartlipo laser liposuction.

Smartlipo is a minimally invasive liposuction method usually performed under local anesthetic, and allows the surgeon more control over the contour than with traditional methods, as the fat is melted and suctioned out, rather than manually broken up. As an added benefit, the recovery time for is just a few days.

If you would like to learn more and speak with our internationally sought after cosmetic and plastic surgeons in New York, come visit our centers in Long Island or NYC for your complimentary laser liposuction consultation.

*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this surgery. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office.