Will I Have Visible Scarring after Liposuction?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Considering liposuction to achieve your body goals can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. One common concern is the potential for visible scarring after the procedure. While liposuction does involve small incisions that may leave scars, at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi carefully places incisions along natural body lines to ensure they are easily concealed. Let's explore what type of scarring you may experience during liposuction and how to minimize their appearance.

Does liposuction leave scars?

Liposuction, like any surgical procedure, involves incisions that may leave scars. However, the scars from fat removal surgery are typically small and strategically placed to minimize their visibility. Dr. Kelishadi uses advanced techniques to ensure the incisions are as inconspicuous as possible. The size and number of scars depend on the extent of the surgery and the areas being treated. Rest assured, the goal is always to enhance your body contour with minimal scarring.

What can I do to ensure minimal scarring after fat removal surgery?

To ensure minimal scarring, it's essential to follow several key steps during the healing process. Proper care and attention can significantly impact the appearance of your scars. Consistency and diligence are key to achieving the best possible results. Some steps you can take include:

  • Follow all post-operative care instructions carefully
  • Wear compression garments as recommended
  • Avoid exposing the scars to direct sunlight during the healing process

These steps help reduce the appearance of scars and promote smooth healing.

How long does it take for liposuction scars to heal?

The healing process for liposuction scars varies from person to person. Generally, the initial healing phase takes a few weeks, during which the incisions close and the redness begins to fade. Full healing and scar maturation can take several months or longer. It's essential to be patient and give your body time to heal properly. During this period, it's crucial to follow Dr. Kelishadi's advice and attend all follow-up appointments to monitor your progress. Key factors affecting healing time include:

  • Your overall health and skin type
  • The area and extent of the liposuction
  • Adherence to post-operative care instructions

Most patients find that their scars become less noticeable over time, blending in with the surrounding skin.

How can I reduce the appearance of scars after liposuction?

There are several effective strategies to help fade scars after liposuction. These methods can reduce the appearance of scars and enhance your results. Consistent care and patience are key to achieving the best possible outcomes. Some scar-fading techniques you can try are:

  • Use scar creams recommended by Dr. Kelishadi
  • Keep the scar area moisturized and protected
  • Massage the scars gently as directed to promote healing

Following these practices can help you achieve smoother, less visible scars.

Minimize and fade liposuction scars in Newport Beach, CA

Understanding that some scarring may occur after liposuction is important, but with the proper care and professional guidance, you can minimize and effectively manage them. If you're considering liposuction and want to learn more about what to expect, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sean Kelishadi at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. Together, you can help achieve your body goals with confidence and minimal visible scarring.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.