After liposuction on June 8th I noticed that my surgeon burned my skin, it's over a month and I've been putting creams, but seeing no results. What else should I do? When will these burn marks go away?
Burns After Liposuction, What Else Can I Do to Make it Go Away? (photo)
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Burns after liposuction
They look burns of 2 nd superficial degree . right now the only thing to do is humectate them use some oinment creams or lotions for dryness, after they are completly healedd you can start use of convenctional methods as depigmentations creams or hyperpigmentation creams depending on the color of final results (deficit of melanin (white scar cells or too much deposits of melanin *(dark scar )
after this type of burns there is always a remaining scar maybe not so evident but it will be there
Burns After Liposuction, What Else Can I Do to Make it Go Away?
I would wait until this area is completely healed to determine the pigmentation status and total area that may need to be treated. There are many modalities that can be tried. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Conservative treatment for liposuction burn
Thank you for the question and the photo. Burns with liposuction are rare but can occur with laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction techniques. The burn can happen on the surface of the skin or on the deep surface of the skin. Burns on the deep surface of the skin will take the longest to heal since a visible burn mark in this fashion is by definition full thickness burn. Conservative treatment involves protecting the area, staying well hydrated, and giving your body time to heal. Once all healing has occurred scar treatment can be evaluated either by laser or by scar revision.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
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