Does Liposuction Leave Extensive Scarring?

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Liposuction is a popular body contouring procedure that can remove stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to changes in diet and exercise. However, there are different types of liposuction procedures that affect the extent of any visible scarring.

When appropriate for your unique needs and aesthetic goals, Dr. Bruce Katz and the New York liposuction doctors at JUVA Skin & Laser Center prefer to use SmartLipo for your body contouring treatment. SmartLipo is a laser-assisted liposuction procedure that provides smoother, more refined results with less downtime and discomfort than traditional liposuction.

SmartLipo minimizes scarring by using significantly tinier incisions than standard liposuction; no stitches are required following SmartLipo treatment. Unlike liposuction, which removes fat deposits but leaves your skin to contract over the treatment area as you heal, SmartLipo stimulates the contraction of your skin during treatment for evenly contoured results.

The benefits of SmartLipo are not limited to virtually undetectable scars. SmartLipo provides beautiful, uniform results with minimal recovery time and less bruising and discomfort than traditional liposuction.

For more information about SmartLipo, please see our SmartLipo Questions page.

If you would like to learn if SmartLipo in the New York City area is right for you, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center or call 212-688-5882 to schedule your personal consultation with one of our board-certified doctors.