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How bad are liposuction scars?

By Edited Jan 21, 2016 0 0


There are many reasons why people get liposuction but if you are undecided you should not let the thought of scarring put you off getting the procedure. Liposuction scars can and do occur, but they are generally minimal. Indeed one of the most attractive aspects of liposuction surgery is the fact that the cuts and incisions made are usually so tiny that the scarring effect is extremely small and inconsequential.


People choose to get liposuction in order to remove specific areas of fat that are causing problems. The main areas are with fatty deposits in the stomach abdominal region, the waist (love handles), and the chest and chin fat. Many people also have the treatment on their legs and arms in order to remove flab. If these fatty deposits refuse to disappear despite countless hours exercising in the gym and diet regimes then you can turn to cosmetic liposuction surgery in order to finally remove the area, or areas of fat that are causing the distress. As it has been proven many times appearance does have an effect on your own self esteem and confidence. If you look good you will feel good and it will show through in how you present yourself to others. For that reason liposuction should be seriously considered if you are unhappy with fatty areas on your body.


Don't let the thought of scar damage put you off the treatment. As stated, liposuction scars are minimal, and the procedure is generally fast and risk free. However, some liposuction scarring does take place. The level of scarring depends on a number of factors. Notably the main factors are the surgeon's skill and technique, and the individual patient's genetics in relation to his/her tendency to scar. More visible scarring can take place and has an increased frequency when larger liposuction cannulas are used during the procedure to remove the excess fat.


Fortunately even when using the larger cannulas in the surgery most of the scarring is so miniscule that it is virtually invisible to the naked eye. Also the surgeon should strategically locate an area on the body where the incision can take place so that the liposuction scar cannot easily be seen. In addition over time the liposuction scars will begin to fade until they are hardly noticeable.

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