Skin Dimpling After Liposuction

LiposuctionThe increasing popularity of liposuction can be attributed to the fact that the procedure delivers what it promises. It eliminates stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet, exercise, and other cosmetic treatments. Plus, it works for almost any body part riddled with excess body fat deposits.

Recovery from liposuction is typically uneventful. However, certain complications can arise following surgery, and skin dimpling is a common example.

What is skin dimpling following liposuction?
The skin may appear lumpy, with tiny pockets in the skin akin to that of cellulite. Dimpling is most common in the stomach and gluteal areas.

What causes skin dimpling?
Skin dimpling can occur for these reasons:

  • Weight fluctuations before having the procedure. Repeated weight gains and losses can lead to uneven skin appearance.
  • Too much fat was removed
  • Uneven removal of fat
  • Poor skin elasticity
  • Pre-existing cellulite

How can I avoid skin dimpling and skin irregularities following liposuction?

  • Strive to keep your body weight stable for at least six months to a year pre-liposuction. The same should be done following surgery. Losing weight after liposuction can lead to uneven skin texture.
  • Hydrate following surgery. Not drinking enough fluid and consuming foods high in sodium can make your skin appear unevenly puffy.
  • Choose a surgeon that has specific experience in the body area that you want to target for liposuction. Knowledge of various techniques in liposuction is also important. The surgeon of your choice should be able to help you decide which technique is the most effective for your liposuction goals.

Call us at 508.334.5990 to learn more about skin dimpling and liposuction. We look forward to your visit!

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