Does Smartlipo Liposuction Leave Scars?

by | Published on Sep 5, 2016 | Laser Liposuction

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure among men and women seeking to get rid of unwanted fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. However, a common concern among most people considering the procedure is whether it would leave scars. The answer to this question is ‘yes, it may’, though significant scars are not frequent. In any case, the extent of scarring, its visibility, and how it affects the final results would depend on a number of factors. These include the body contouring technology and technique, the surgeon’s experience and skill, and the genetic, anatomical and physiological considerations of the patient. It is quite normal for a person to have scars following liposuction treatment even when a minimally-invasive laser-assisted technique such as Smartlipo laser liposuction in NYC is used. However, the appearance and intensity of scaring is minimal when compared to traditional liposuction.

Minimal Scarring with Smartlipo Laser Liposuction in NYC

The Smartlipo workstation uses a very small, laser-enabled cannula about 1.0 mm to 2.0 mm in diameter and it requires only a small incision to insert. This device also comes with intelligent delivery systems to prevent overtreatment and burns that cause scars. Conventional liposuction involves large incisions as the size the cannula is relatively larger, posing an increased risk of irregularities and depressions in the skin. With microcannulas, results are smoother with minimal irregularities.

Scars from the Smartlipo body contouring procedure will fade over time. Reputable liposuction surgeons with years of experience in handling Smartlipo procedures say that the way scars heal depend on factors such as individual healing speed as well as the technique used by the surgeon. You may have very little control over how you heal, but having the procedure performed by a skilled surgeon can make a significant difference.

An experienced and skilled surgeon will make special efforts to hide the incisions and minimize scarring:

  • The incisions will be placed in naturally occurring places to hide them.
  • The incisions will be as small as possible and made using a needle instead of a scalpel blade so that there will only be a small, circular puncture rather than a line. Circular incisions tend to heal with a smaller overall length and can still accommodate the instruments used for the procedure.
  • Also, the incisions would be closed with fine sutures to minimize scarring.
  • The procedure would be done as gently as possible in order to reduce trauma at the incision site which will promote better healing.
  • Skin type can be challenging. Dark skin is more prone to keloid scars, and discoloration is easily noticeable. A skilled surgeon will ensure that the incisions are small and well concealed.

What Causes Scarring?

Though scarring is not a common occurrence with liposuction, the problems that can occur relate to:

  • Poor placement of incisions, resulting in easily visible scars
  • Over-liposuctioning, leading to depressed scars at the site of the incision
  • Skin bruising which causes hyperpigmented scars due to repeated passes of the cannula

Skin bruising can be minimized by the use of a micro-cannula and small incisions. When advanced procedures such as Smartlipo Triplex laser liposuction are used, scarring is minimal.

In addition to your body anatomy and the surgeon’s handling of the tissues, nutritional aspects and the steps taken to prevent infection after the procedure matter when it comes to minimizing the effect of scars. During the recovery period, make sure that the incision site is kept clean and follow the surgeon’s instructions on how to avoid infection. Infection at the site of the surgical incision can result in a bad final scar. Use the compression garments as advised to reduce inflammation and resultant scarring.

It is also important to stop smoking a few weeks before the surgery and during the healing period. Smokers are at a greater risk of circulation problems which prevent the tissues from healing properly, resulting in scarring.

Precautionary Measures to Minimize Scarring Effects after Liposuction

Scarring Effects

A successful outcome is greatly dependent on choosing the right surgeon and the right procedure. Smartlipo laser liposuction in NYC causes the tissues to contract, leaving the skin tighter and smoother and ensures there is no or minimal scarring.

Minimize scars and achieve a sleek, sculpted silhouette with Smartlipo laser liposuction.

Call us @ 1-888-869-2762 for more information.

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