Are wrinkles normal after Lipo? What can be done about this? (photos)

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Are wrinkles normal after lipo?

Thank you for your question.  Mild lumps and bumps are common after liposuction, usually as a result of uneven swelling.  Unfortunately I do not feel that your current appearance is a normal liposuction result as it appears that you have areas that were over resected and you may be left with divots and loose skin.  Without before pictures it is difficult to know what the best treatment option would have been but you may need a tummy tuck to improve upon your current appearance once fully healed.  See a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation.  

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction - wrinkling of skin afterwards

Thank you for asking about your liposuction.

  • If you just had surgery, this may be from swelling.
  • Without before photos and knowing when surgery was done - and if it was done when a tummy tuck was needed - it hard to tell the cause.
  • Your best resource is to ask your surgeon to explain the problem and what to do next.
  • Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Excess skin

Unfortunately, liposuction does not get rid of excess skin. This usually requires a tummy tuck or an abdominoplasty. It is hard to say without knowing the nature of the procedure you had or the pre-operative photos. Consultation with a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is a great way to start.


Terence M. Myckatyn, MD

Terence Michael Myckatyn, MD
Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon
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Wrinkles after lipo

You did not describe when your surgery was or show any preop photos. If you recently had surgery , then it may be related to swelling.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Are wrinkles normal after Lipo? What can be done about this?

A posted before photo will show you had excess skin prior to the liposuction. Thus this wrinkled result should have been anticipated!

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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