Liposuction is a Surgery. Straightforward and simple as it is, any surgery, no matter how big or small the scale is, as long as there is incision or puncture done during the procedure, there will be scarring. Scar is a part of the natural healing process, which usually follows any surgical procedure. Depending on the procedure performed, scars can be as small as series of punch holes or can be halfway the length of the pink finger. These scars may easily recover and heal completely for around 2 weeks to a month.
However, there are some procedures that require vigorous back and forth motion of surgical cannula that may disrupt membranes and cellular structures and tissues under the skin. This may cause the other areas not directly penetrated by the cannula to gain scars, appearing like the lines on the palm of our hands. Further worsened by a genetic predisposition of an individual, these scars may even develop to hypertrophic scars, or even keloids.
Now knowing about the scar results, so, why undergo a surgical procedure, aiming a good body, if you will get scars? Liposuction then, with every means of performing it, will have scars as end product of it, though it will be medically minor compared to the desired, if not, almost perfect sculpted body. Plus, don’t be bothered that much, as science and medicine innovates faster than you can imagine, and for every scar you get, there’s way to forget, and that includes liposuction scars.
Do your Part
First, knowing that you are vulnerable predisposed to have scars post-op, you need to do your part to prevent further scar formation. After the operation, you need plenty of rest, as these periods of rest are required for undisturbed repair and rebuild of tissues. Exertion of force, may just cause tension and pulling of tissues away, aggravating the formation of scar. Proper diet too is recommended; aid the maintenance of skin moisture and healing with plenty of fluids, fruits and vegetables, and eat plenty of foods rich in protein, for tissue modeling and rebuilding.
Up to the Experts
Ok, you have done your part, but the sad part of the story is the scars don’t just leave you behind. Don’t fret since the doctors of today are very much aware of your needs, and will give quality service to equate reasonable prices. Here are some of techniques used to remove or erase your scars like you never had them at all.
- Laser Treatment – Pulse-Dye Lasers are now the first-line choice of dermatologists for treating hypertrophic scars and keloids.
- Injectables and Fillers – collagen and hyaluronic improve indented scars, though temporary and must be redone from time to time.
- Topical Agents and Creams – Hydroquinone or bleaching creams can be prescribed to lighten hyperpigmented scars. Mederma, an inexpensive over-the-counter cream, can be used to diminish scar appearance.