Liposuction Incisions and Compression Garment
Yes, incisions are necessary to perform the liposuction procedure and these will leave scars. However, they are generally short and are placed in discreet locations.
I generally advise patients wear their garment 24 hours a day for three weeks, removing it only when bathing or washing it. From 3 to 6 weeks, wear your garment in the day only. It helps with easing swelling and reducing the risk of seroma. The garment should fit snugly but not to the point that you can't breathe or are feeling sore. It's best to follow your PS's advice or express your concerns directly to them so that they may respond.
The final result of liposuction can usually be assessed at 3-4 months.
Please be aware that my comments
here are general and can’t be taken as specific medical advice. Thanks for your
question. Liposuction is technically surgery, and all surgery causes scarring
of some type or another. Happily, today’s liposuction cannulas fit through very
small incisions. Additionally, surgeons are trained to make the incisions in
the most discreet areas possible, ensuring that the resulting scars are usually
well-concealed. While scars are permanent, over time they flatten and their colour
fades. Finally, yes, compression garments are typically required for at least a
week after surgery. They help support the treated areas as well as minimize
swelling. The garments can usually be easily concealed beneath most everyday
Liposuction Scars and Compression Garment Use
Thank you for your question. Liposuction requires that very small incisions are made to allow the instruments to pass through the skin and into the layer of subcutaneous fat. Whenever you cut skin, by definition you will trade it in for a scar in its place, but these typically fade quite nicely and with liposuction the incisions are generally only a few millimeters in length. It does take quite some time for scars to reach full maturity and fade, but every patient is different and I recommend that my patients use BioCorneum twice a day to help reduce the visibility of them.
To answer your question, age is on your side but genetics play the biggest role in determining how you will heal. The good news is that most surgeons like to hide your incisions in easily concealed areas. I recommend that my patients wear a light weight compression garments for four weeks following a liposuction procedure. Please keep in mind, however, that each plastic surgeon will have his or her own specific post-operative protocol, which will include garment use or non-use, any recommendation to aide in scar healing, etc..., and you should defer to your operating surgeons recommendations. I hope you find this helpful and best of luck!
Liposuction Scars Are Discreet
true that liposuction involves making small incisions, but the resulting scars
are quite small -- usually just a few millimeters. They're also easily hidden, especially
for liposuction of the inner thighs. The time for the incisions to heal varies
from patient to patient. Wearing a compression garment helps control swelling and
produces the best possible results. Plastic surgeons all have their own
preferences regarding how long to wear compression garments, and it is best to
follow the instructions provided by your surgeon. I recommend that my patients
wear the garments for about a month following the procedure, taking it off only
when showering. I hope this information is helpful.
Does Liposuction Leave Scars?
Liposuction involves making a small incision on the affected area.The visibility or deepness of the scar is dependent on a variety of factors. One of them is your complexion. If it is dark the scars will look like a small white spots about 4 mm wide. The surgeon always tries to hide them, that means making the incisions in right placement. In most patients the scars became almost invisible with the time.
Scar treatment like cortisone or bleaching creams can be very helpful.
Hyperpigmentation or persistent redness can be treated with a laser.I ask my patients to wear special garment at least for three weeks.
Scars Following Liposuction
Yes, you will have scars, but they are very small and hidden. Your surgeon will need to make incisions to insert the liposuction cannulas.
Thanks for your question. There will be a scar where the cannula is inserted. However, these scars are small and usually difficult to see.
When patients undergo a
liposuction procedure, small incisions are made to insert the liposuction
cannulas.Although these incisions are
initially red, they fade and are almost imperceptible by the time patients are
one year post-op.
Yes. Your plastic surgeon will make tiny incisions allowing access for the liposuction cannula. These incisions generally heal quite well and are placed in areas such as natural folds and creases to make them less visible and easily hidden with bathing suits and clothing. Your plastic surgeon will demonstrate location for each incision based on the areas where you will be having liposuction, Compression garments and/or Spanx will be worn after surgery. Most patients need some type of supportive garment for a few weeks following surgery but this will vary from patient to patient.
Liposuction scars are generally very small, and for many patients, hardly noticeable after healing. I try to place the incisions in areas that are normally covered by clothing or "hidden" by natural creases in the body. Compression is beneficial to liposuction surgery. It is typically worn for 4-6 weeks, though time and type of compression vary patient to patient. Good luck.