How do Liposuction Scars Happen?

Many people assume that liposuction scarring can only happen at the incision point where the suction tool, known as the cannula is placed under the skin. However, if you are prone to scarring easily, you have a risk of getting what is called, “tunnel scarring” which is caused by the back and forth motion of the cannula device. Liposuction is a surgery that requires the suction of the fat deposits out through a rigorous pushing and pulling under the skin. The pushing and pulling tears a lot of the membranes as well as the cellular structure just under the skin, which can lead to scars.

The way you scar right now or have in the past is genetic; therefore, if you mother scars very easily, you are likely to also scar more easily than other people do. Of course, what you do before and after your liposuction surgery does play a part in how severe the scarring is. Therefore, if you eat a proper diet and drink plenty of fluids long before the procedure, your skin will have a better chance of repair and healing from the scars. On the other hand, if you eat poorly and your body is not well dehydrated, your skin is more likely to scar especially if you have a genetic predisposition to scarring.

In the event you end up with raised scars due to the liposuction, you can have a laser treatment that is specifically for this type of scarring and is quite effective as flattening out the scar. Moreover, creams also work to lessen the appearance and work as a relatively decent liposuction scar treatment option that is much less costly than other options. Lastly, choose your surgeon carefully, because often it is the surgeon’s skills or lack thereof that can cause excessive scarring. Make sure the surgeon has extensive experience and good reviews by former patients.

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