Some of the most frequently asked questions about undergoing a liposuction procedure include “how long is the recovery process?” and “will there be visible scarring?”

What to expect during a Liposuction procedure 

To perform Vaser Liposuction surgery your doctor will be using a small cannula ultrasound probe to dissolve the fatty layer and remove excess fat cells from your chosen areas of the body. 

The cannula is a medical instrument which acts as a high-tech vacuum, melting and liquefying the targeted fat deposits into a soft material before gently sucking out the fat cells to aid the body contouring.  

Find out more about our liposuction procedure options here

Discrete placement of incision sites

Small incisions need to be made in parts of the body where then cannula will need to be inserted. These tiny incisions are only about 0.5-1cm long, allowing the numbing solution to infiltrate under the skin and the ultrasound probe to enter.

These incisions are small, they heal quickly, and usually require no stitches. 

Image showing the small incision sites made during a BBL procedure.

The number of incision sites made during the cosmetic procedure will depend on how much fat needs to be removed and the area of the body treated.

To minimise noticeable scars post-liposuction, the small incision sites are typically placed in discrete areas of the body, where possible. For example, in the belly button, inner thighs or along the bikini line so they can be camouflaged by underwear. However, please be aware, sometimes this is not always possible.

Visibility of scars

To ensure you have realistic expectations, it’s important to understand that while the incisions are usually small, you may still notice a scar at the targeted sites. This is normal and all surgery leaves scars.

Scarring can vary among individuals. While fair-skinned individuals may notice that scars tend to blend in more with their skin tone over time, turning pink and then white, this is not a guaranteed outcome for everyone.

Individuals with darker skin tones, including those of Asian descent, may notice that scars can appear more visible, as they might darken slightly during the healing process.

It’s also important to inform your cosmetic practitioner or doctor if you have a tendency towards keloid scarring. Keloid scars, which can occur in some individuals, are typically raised above the skin level and may appear darker or redder than the surrounding skin. These can occur after any type of skin injury whether that’s an accidental cut to the skin or incisions from cosmetic procedures such as liposuction or tummy tuck.

Appropriate post-surgery wound care 

After the surgical procedure, you’ll be provided with advice that can help reduce your recovery time, help prevent the occurrence of keloids and improve the overall results of liposuction. 

Depending on your cosmetic surgery treatment, your wound care may include:

  • Use of compression garments to aid recovery and reduce swelling and bruising.
  • Following proper wound care instructions to prevent incision opening.
  • Use of specialised silicone scar gel products to help fade and flatten the scars.
  • Skincare regimen advice.

Keep an eye on the Cosmos Aesthetics Instagram Feed where we answer other common questions around having cosmetic surgery, as well as provide updates on the surgery results we achieve.

If you’re interested in finding out more about any of the treatments offered at Cosmos Aesthetics, you can contact us via our enquiry form or call our team at 1300 138 797.

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