I have lost over 80 lbs on a 5'2" frame. I want a bbl, mommy makeover, arm and thigh lift. I have been so depressed my whole life either obese or left with sagging skin. At this point I am at a crossroad, what is actually worth getting? I worry about scars in my arms and thighs. Can those be removed w/laser? I am sure about the tummy tuck and breast lift/aug, but sometimes i think a bbl isn't worth the risk of fat re-absorption. I am also don't have much money, need to plan wisely. Please help!
Can Surgical Scars Be Removed with Laser? (Ex. for Arm and Thigh Lift)
Doctor Answers (3)
Improving surgical scars after arm lifts or body lifts
Surgical scars after massive weight loss can be dramatic in some cases of extreme body fat loss. Treatments should begin early such as pulsed dye laser, Melaquin PM creams, and fractional laser resurfacing to improve those scars.
Scarring after weight loss surgery
Yes, there will be incisions and thus scars after weight loss surgery, but I haven't met a single massive weight loss patient who does not reconcile the trade-off os scars for better contour. BBL/IPL may help with redness of incisions but usually time will improve the scars. It should not impact the subcutaneous fat at all.