Will Liposuction Leave Obvious Scars?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


Liposuction can be an excellent cosmetic procedure to contour and reshape a person's body in many different places. It's a versatile body contouring tool that can put the finishing touches on your physique to reveal a slimmer, more fit-looking you. If you are looking for a little extra help to get rid of stubborn fat in certain areas, liposuction can be the right solution for you. However, are you concerned about liposuction scars? Read on to learn more from dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi and the dedicated team at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery, or contact our Louisville, KY office and schedule a one-on-one consultation today.

Smooth results with liposuction

Liposuction is a body contouring solution to get rid of troublesome areas when all other efforts have been exhausted. The ideal candidates for this fat removal surgery are healthy, nonsmoking adults within 30% of their ideal body weight, who have good muscle tone and firm, elastic skin. Liposuction can smooth away stubborn, unwanted fat areas to help with different target zones, such as the thighs, back, abdomen, neck, and arms. However, liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires incisions, which can lead to minor scarring.

After fat removal surgery, will I have liposuction scars?

Liposuction is a popular fat removal surgery that removes unwanted fatty deposits from the body. Different liposuction techniques generally involve making small incisions to disrupt and remove dislodged fat cells with a cannula. Significant scarring is uncommon as liposuction incisions are usually small and only about an inch long. However, these incisions will scab over as they heal, which can lead to some scarring. During the procedure, Dr. Mizuguchi will take great care to place incisions discreetly, so they are hidden by the natural folds of the skin or beneath clothing, such as underwear, bras, or bathing suits.

Do liposuction scars go away?

Liposuction scars can occur, but they are usually minimal. One of the main benefits of this fat removal surgery is that the incisions are tiny, making liposuction scars relatively small. However, the degree of scarring depends on the patient's inherited scarring tendency and the surgeon's technique. Patients who are prone to scarring after surgery can expect to see visible liposuction scars, but they will fade over time, which can take six months to a year. Louisville, KY patients with darker pigmented skin are more prone to have visible liposuction scars. Still, Dr. Mizuguchi will strategically locate the incisions on the target area, so they are not easily seen.

Liposuction near me, and my next steps to get rid of unwanted fat

Women and men who want to address problem areas, like a small stomach "pooch," love handles, or slimming down their thighs can turn to liposuction. The good news is that liposuction scars are minimal, and once the fat cells are extracted, they do not come back. However, the remaining fat cells in the body can grow or expand if you gain weight in the future. Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment because there is a limit to how much fat can safely be removed in a single procedure. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle before and after your liposuction procedure will preserve your fantastic results for years to come.

Liposuction is a safe and effective body contouring tool to remove stubborn pockets of fat. It is also an intricate procedure that requires an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to provide the right results. Dr. Nana Mizuguchi is a dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon who will take surgical care to discreetly place incisions and extract the right amount of excess fat to provide smooth, incredible results. Bid farewell to stubborn fat and have the body you always dreamed of by contacting Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY and schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mizuguchi today.

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