What will my fat transfer incisions and scars look like?
You will only have scars from liposuction, which removes fat from the donor site. In most cases, your liposuction incisions will be very small and placed in hidden areas. However, depending on the area, some incisions cannot be hidden.
Your surgeon will make every effort to make incisions and scars as small and inconspicuous as possible. Board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeons can skillfully hide incisions in body creases whenever possible.
Your resulting scars will depend on the surgical technique, the steps you take to prevent infection (nutrition, not smoking, hydrating), and any underlying medical conditions or genetic tendencies. Two types of marks remain on the skin after liposuction. One is a true scar, and the other is known as dyschromia, a dark (hyperpigmented) or light (hypopigmented) spot on the skin. Most liposuction scars fade and are barely perceptible over time. You are more likely to have visible scars if you have darkly pigmented skin, or your procedure required large liposuction cannulas.