How does liposculpting affect stretch marks?
How Does Liposculpting Affect Stretch Marks?
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Liposuction and stretch marks - Los Angeles
Patients who have severe stretch marks are not good candidates for liposculpture unless stretch marks are therein addressed with laser skin resurfacing procedures. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles
Liposculpting for stretch marks
I agree with several others who replied. Liposculpture is not really the procedure of choice for stretch marks.
Try Fraxel Instead
Liposonix does not treat stretch marks. It is only a treatment for fat. however, they can be treated with the Fraxel re:store laser.
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My experience is that Liposculpture and/or liposuction will not improve or make stretch marks worse.
Liposuction and Stretch Marks?
Thank you for the question.
Liposuction surgery does not improve stretch marks; “deflating” the involved area of adipose tissue may actually make the stretch marks more visible.
Ideal candidates for liposuction surgery are patients who present with isolated, diet and exercise resistant, adipose tissue with good quality ( high elasticity) overlying skin.
Stretch Mark Treatment
Liposuction alone does not improve stretch marks in my experience. The best results that I have with stretch marks are to treat the abdomen with laser liposuction (internal skin tightening) followed by Skin Tyte (external skin tightening) then I treat the stretch marks themselves with a profractional laser. As with most procedures, some people are better candidates then others. Evaluation is essential to help you predict how much improvement you would expect. Good luck!
The effect of liposuction on stretch marks.
I have generally observed that tighthening stretch marked skin will often result in an improvement in the appearance of the stretch marks. Conversely, looseing the skin via liposuction may make the stretch marks appear more prominent. It rarely makes them better.
Liposuction sometimes improves stretch marks
Laser assisted liposuction like smartlipo liposculpture may improve stretch marks by tightening the skin. In the same fashion it may improve cellulite. At MetropolitanMD we frequently combine this with fractional laser resurfacing to improve results.
Liposuction can make stretch marks worse
Liposuction is effective and popular technique to recontour the body. It works on the deep layers of fat to help remove volume and reveal your inner curves. A great results with liposuction is dependent on the quality of overlying skin. If this skin has been damaged and has stretch marks, removal of additional fat will cause additional sagging of the skin. If this is a concern, your best bet may be to combine liposuction with a small lift procedure that can remove the extra skin.
Liposculpting will not improve stretch marks and may make them worse
Any type of liposuction will not help or improve stretch marks. In fact removing fat from beneath skin that has stretch marks may deepen the stretch marks and make them look worse.
Laser treatments can improve but not remove stretch marks.
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