Lipo entrance dimples. (photo)

I am six weeks post open and one leg had 3 incisions and the other leg had two. They are dimpled. They are low enough that you can see them in shorts and dresses. Will this eventually go awAy?

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Lipo entrance scars

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It is still early in your recovery time, usually healing process ends after 6 to 12 months. After this time if they remain the same scar may be detached and lipofilled if necessary.Best wishes.

Mexico Plastic Surgeon
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Lipo entrance dimples

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Sometimes the small incisions plastic surgeons use for lipo do not heal ideally.  As in your case, dimpling or contour irregularities make scars more obvious.  Since you are at 6 weeks and the scars look the way they do, they will probably stay that way.  Fortunately, if the scars stay dimpled, then they can be fixed with a little scar revision.  Talk to the surgeon who performed the liposuction about it.  Typically we wait for the scarring to mature before considering revision, but there are exceptions to that.   I hope everything turns out good for you! Dr. Bastidas

Jaime Bastidas, MD
Paramus Plastic Surgeon

Lipo entrance dimples.

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Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift!

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction Entry Point

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As stated on your first post, this will usually take six months to resolve, as you are in the early stages of healing. Please consult your physician for any post operative concerns. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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