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Darker-skinned patients should always be very cautious in selecting a surgeon, as their skin is always at risk for less than ideal scarring. So far as fat extraction itself goes, there is no difference between darker and lighter skinned people. The issue has to do with the incisions themselves. And despite the implication from some of their marketing materials and the advertisements of some of the doctors that tout it, SmartLipo is no more or less prone to unsightly scars than any other...
The major challenges associated with any surgical procedure including Smartlipo Tumescent Liposuction for ethnic skin person are risks of hypertrophic/keloidal scarring as well as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. You may be better served by a skilled Dermatologic Surgeon who has expertise in treating skin issues related to darker skin persons.
Unlike many other lasers that are beamed directly at the skin, SmartLipo is zapped below the skin's surface, so it doesn't matter what your skin to is for SmartLipo. With lasers beamed directly at the skin, such as those used for hair removal and rejuvenation, darker skinned individuals do need to be more cautious. As far as finding a qualified surgeon, there are many factors that go in to this decision including the surgeon's experience, the surgeon's aesthetic sense...
One of the great things about liposuction and Smartlipo is that is performed through very small incisions. So, risk or scarring or pigmentation changes which may be a factor in deciding to have surgery are virtually non-existent. So, the color of your skin does not really matter with this procedure.
Actually since the SmartLipo procedure is done under the skin, the color of your skin is not an issue. Go on consultations and ask to see pictures of the physicians work. We were the first to pioneer SmartLipo and you can go to our website to get answers to your questions.
Since SmartLipo is a procedure done underneath the skin it actually makes no difference as to whether your skin is light or dark; the results will be about the same. The bigger issue is to find someone who has expertise in SmartLipo.