Revision plastic surgery aims to correct or improve poor results from prior cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Unfortunately, not every plastic surgery procedure leads to perfect results. Unnatural results are the most common complaints with plastic surgery. Other imperfections associated with prior plastic surgery include visible poor scarring, asymmetry, or uneven results from one side of the body to the other and deformity.
Some of these unfortunate results are avoidable while others are merely due to how the body heals in response to surgery. Based on human genetics and overall health, people heal differently from surgery. While some bodies heal wounds and have minimal scars and a short recovery time, other bodies form thick visible scars at incision sites and have a prolonged recovery time. The inability of a surgeon to connect with patients or understand their needs, the use of outdated techniques, under-experienced or poorly trained surgeons, poor judgment, and misinterpretations of the underlying problem may also play a role in unsatisfactory outcomes. Often, plastic surgery mistakes correct themselves over time. Many patients feel devastated, however, when visibly poor results do not resolve over the course of the first year.