One of the most asked questions about Liposuction is if it leaves scars or not. By scars, we mean visible incision marks left behind after the operation. Firstly, you should know that any kind of puncture on the skin, regardless of its shape or type, would cause scarring. These scars can be visible or very tiny that they would not be invisible to the eye. What most people wonder about is if Liposuction leaves visible scars.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive operation, but still, it needs tiny incisions to suck the excess fat from the area. The incision area is numbed with local anesthesia, and the doctor operates with a circular punch without using scalpels.
Is there a scarless Liposuction?
You should keep in mind that there is no “scarless” Liposuction operation. However, the possible scars that may occur after the operation are not usually significantly visible. Since every patient’s body is unique, the incisions may be performed on different areas for every patient. The main point is that the doctor would make these incisions on unobtrusive areas of your body to hide the possible scars.
Whether you would have a scar after Liposuction or not is mostly determined by your skin. Even if you get scars from Liposuction, they are most likely to appear as small dots or like freckles and disappear with time. In some cases, hyperpigmentation scars may appear. In hyperpigmentation, the incision area gets darker because of the excess melanin. Like all other scars, hyperpigmentation scars would also fade away with time. Most of the time, these scars disappear six months after the operation.
On the other hand, some patients may develop keloid scars because their body tends to produce too much collagen during the healing process. Keloid scars are not common with Liposuction operations but if you have a keloid scar history or if your body has a tendency to have keloid scars, you should discuss that with your doctor before the operation.
In general, Liposuction does not leave significantly visible scars that may make you uncomfortable. However, if you do not choose your doctor carefully, you may end up with unwanted marks and scars. For a successful Liposuction, you need experts, and we have them here, in Top Clinic. Contact us now to get a free consultation from our experts and get your dream body with Liposuction.