What type of liposuction incisions are there?
The location of incisions will vary based on the areas of the body being treated. In most cases, your incisions will be very small and placed in a hidden area. However, depending on the area, some incisions cannot be hidden.
What scars will I have after liposuction?
You can expect your surgery to leave a corresponding scar at the incision sites. 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 lipoplasty 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.