Burns After Liposuction, What Else Can I Do to Make it Go Away? (photo)

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?

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Burns after liposuction

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 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 

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

Burns After Liposuction, What Else Can I Do to Make it Go Away?

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      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

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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

Remus Repta, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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