i am 22 year old from bangladesh. i've a few old stretch marks on my upper chest in both sides. can a lipo help me to get rid of my those marks?
Can Lipo Help Me to Get Rid of my Those Stretch Marks? (photo)
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Lipo and stretch marks
Unfortunately, liposuction will not remove stretch marks -- liposuction only removes excess fat. People are always trying to find creams or lasers or something to get rid of stretch marks -- I would encourage you to be cautious and don't waste your hard-earned money. There are actually no good and reliable techniques for removing stretch marks expect to surgically excise them. Good luck!
The only way to permanently remove stretch marks at this point is with the removal of the involved skin. Some stretch marks can be reduced in visibility with certain lasers.
Lipo is not the answer for stretch marks
Liposuction is really not the right tool for stretch marks. Some providers state they can improve stretch marks with laser liposuction (Smart Lipo) but I think the effect is minimal. A more appropriate treatment would be treat the area with tretinoin, sunblock, and fractionated laser skin resurfacing to help smooth the skin surface. Even with all of these treatments, a 50% reduction in the stretch mark would be amazing. Patients should expect more of a 20-30% improvement at most.
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Liposuction for stretch marks
Liposuction does not improve or remove stretch marks in any way-- it can only reduce the relative fullness in the area by removing specific pockets of fatty tissue. This is why a tummy tuck is often the procedure of choice when dealing with stretch marks on the abdomen, because we can surgically remove them with the procedure.
Lipo vs stretch marks
The answer is no. Sometimes Retin A helps but Lipo may make them even more noticeable.
Will Liposuction improve Strech Marks?
No, liposuction will only remove unwanted fat. There is no proven technology that will eliminate stretch marks. Surgical excision is the only answer.
Liposuction does not treat stretch marks
Liposuctin and stretch marks
Stretch marks may get worse or not change after liposuction. I have never seen them get any better after the procedure.
Liposuction will unfortunately not get rid of stretchmarks as its main purpose is to remove stubborn fat deposit resistant to diet and exercise. Don't waste your money on lotions or cremes touting removal of tretch marks or lasers.
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