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How to Minimize Male Liposuction Scars

How To Minimize Male Liposuction Scars

Male liposuction scars appear around the treatment area. So, if you opt to have liposuction on your abdomen, incisions will typically be made within the belly button, below the underwear line, and sometimes, in the breast crease on the chest. Naturally, these incision locations will later turn into scars.

If you are interested in liposuction for men and are concerned about visible scars after surgery, here’s what you need to know.

Does Liposuction Leave Scars?

Yes, a male liposuction procedure will leave scars.

But the good news about liposuction scars on stomach areas, the arms, thighs, and elsewhere is that they result from very tiny incisions. This means the resulting scars are small as well. They should heal flat and fade to a similar color as the surrounding skin over time.

Use the following tips and advice to help minimize the appearance of scars after undergoing liposuction for men.

What Do Male Liposuction Scars Look Like?

Again, scars after liposuction tend to be quite small — usually just a few millimeters long. They are typically swollen, slightly raised, and red or pink in appearance during the first few weeks after liposuction surgery.

Abdominal liposuction scars result from fat removal on the stomach. These tend to be located beneath the underwear line, within the belly button, or beneath the breasts. Arm liposuction incisions (and arm liposuction scars) are usually located in the underarm area and near the elbow.

If you would like to see photos of lipo scars after they’ve healed, search for liposuction scars before and after photos and see examples of scarring at different stages of recovery.

Tips to Minimize Scars After Male Liposuction

Choose a qualified surgeon.

To ensure that each incision site is located in the optimal place and carefully made and closed, choose a highly qualified surgeon who is also board certified.

Liposuction is an invasive surgery that requires a lot of skill and experience. Even if another surgeon charges less and makes “better” claims, remember that choosing an unqualified plastic surgeon can cause you serious harm and even ruin your results.

Poor incision placement alone can make scars very noticeable. And if the incisions aren’t made or closed carefully, as the skin heals, the scars can appear raised, jagged, and highly pigmented.

Follow your recovery instructions.

Liposuction Scars Before And AfterEvery plastic surgeon will provide you with specific recovery instructions after your liposuction procedure. It is absolutely imperative that you closely follow these instructions so that you can ensure your health and safety and optimize your results.

This means no stretching or straining your incision sites, no sun exposure, no intense exercise, no heavy lifting, no alcohol, no smoking, and no staying sedentary all day. As soon as you are cleared to do so, start getting out for short walks. Drink a lot of water, and consume nutritious meals.

Later, when you are completely healed, aim to continue with your healthy eating, smoking abstinence, and daily exercise. The effects of these habits alone can be enormous for your overall health and appearance.

Use silicone gel sheets.

Plastic surgeons love silicone gel sheets and other silicone-based scar treatments because when it comes to reducing the appearance of scars, silicone rules.

Gel sheets (or topical gel ointments) must be used regularly in order to be effective for scar reduction. Most plastic surgeons have a brand and regimen they prefer and recommend.

Contact your surgeon if you have scarring concerns.

Rarely during the healing process, a patient may develop keloid scars, which can be thick and raised. These scars occur most on patients with darker skin tones and will need to be specially treated.

If you notice your scars are getting bigger, not healing well, or changing considerably in their appearance, be sure to contact your surgeon. Getting help for keloid scars early on can reduce more significant scarring.

FAQ: Liposuction for Men

Can you combine male liposuction with other procedures?

Absolutely. Men often opt to undergo liposuction along with tummy tuck surgery, effectively reducing excess fat tissue and skin at the same time. Gynecomastia surgery (removal of excess glandular tissue in the breasts) can also be combined with removing fat deposits via liposuction, along with many other cosmetic procedures.

What is HD Vaser liposuction for men?

HD Vaser liposuction is a unique liposuction procedure for men who want to minimize stubborn fat and improve the appearance of the underlying muscles.

The goal of this procedure is to sculpt the patient’s musculature while reducing excess fat and minimizing male liposuction recovery time after surgery. Most male liposuction HD patients are fairly fit to begin with and don’t require much fat removal.

How much is liposuction for men?

Ultimately, male liposuction cost ranges vary from surgeon to surgeon. Your final price will also be influenced by the extent of liposuction you require and any additional procedures you are considering. Inquire with your surgeon at your consultation appointment to get an accurate male lipo price estimate.

Request a Consultation for Male Liposuction

Does Liposuction Leave ScarsBoard certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sieber specializes in plastic surgery for men. Just like women, men want to look and feel attractive and confident. Often, stubborn excess fat is what’s holding men back from this goal.

But don’t let unwanted fat hold you back. If you have excess fat that seems unwilling to budge, even with diet and exercise, contact our office today to learn more about male liposuction as an effective cosmetic surgery solution.

Dr. Sieber would be happy to explain more about lipo scars, including stomach liposuction scars, neck liposuction scars, and scar tissue in other areas. There is always a solution to minimize visible scarring and achieve your aesthetic goals.



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