if so, how long would they take to heal for a patient under 25? is it true that special garments must be worn(for inner thigh lipo) and for how long must they be worn? if it is not alot of fat that is being removed?
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Liposuction Incisions and Compression Garment
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.
Scars from liposuction
Thank you for your question. By definition, liposuction is a minimally-invasive method of fat removal and body sculpting. Cannulas are introduced via very small (a few millimeters) incisions, strategically placed for maximum concealment and access. These incisions are usually closed with one or two stitches each, and heal very quickly. As all incisions, regardless of size, heal with some form of scar, there will indeed be small scars - but these are typically quite unobtrusive, often nearly invisible following 6-12 months.
Liposuction Scars and Compression Garment Use
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!
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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.
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.
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