Do Smart Lipo Incisions ever go away, and is normal for it to look this way? (photos)
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Do your scars look normal?
It takes a full year for scars to mature, so yours are still going to change. I would recommend scar gel, perhaps a bleaching cream, and if all else fails, an esthetician should be able to zap some of your scars with a laser to help with pigmentation. Good luck!
Scars are permanent, and at almost 2 years post-op, it is unlikely they are going to improve much. To my eye, the main issues are darker pigmentation and slight widening. The hyperpigmentation might improve with Hydroquinone use, but the widening can only be improved with a revision. I suggest you discuss it with your original surgeon or another experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeon.
It appears that the scars would best be excised and resutured to achieve optimal results.
These seem to be spread and depressed and would look better if revised.
Talk to your surgeon.
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Try silicone gel sheeting or gels
Mederma, NewGel, etc can be applied to the skin to fade scars. Try them out for a few months. If you're out in the sun, cover the scars or use a strong sunblock.
Scarring After Liposuction
Thank you for your question. Everyone heals differently but your scars will most likely continue to fade overtime. Typically it can take 6 months for the redness of the scar to dissipate. You can try silicone scar pad treatments to help with the appearance. You could also discuss other scar treatment options with your surgeon. He may be able to help. Best of luck with your healing.
Smart lipo incisions
After almost 2 years, with little improvement, you may consider scar revision to improve them and modalities afterwards.
Discussion with your plastic surgeon is recommended.
Liposuction incision scars
Thanks for your question. Typically by 7-8 months, any incisional scar will start to fade into a more normal skin tone. Sometimes they can stay more pink/red for a while longer. You might want to have your surgeon take a look. There are things we might be able to do to lighten the color. It looks like you have a nice result from the Smartlipo though! Best wishes.
Your incisions will keep improving with time
they should keep improving with time. Most of these small incisions have usually faded much quicker than yours have. wait another year and if still not much improved, you surgeon can re-excise them and close them and that may do the trick. they will never disappear totally but they are usually quite hard to see with time.
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