Reducing Risk of Contour/Skin Irregularities after Liposuction

Treatment of Contour Irregularities from Liposuction


Patients with poor skin elasticity should be forewarned about the risk for contour irregularities and suboptimal skin contraction. Similarly, pre-existing cellulite, indentations and scars may be present and will not be corrected with liposuction.  

 

How to Prevent Skin Contour Irregularities after Liposuction

  • Intraoperatively, use of micro-cannulae and careful use of the criss-cross technique of liposuction are recommended to prevent waviness

  • Using the VASER Liposuction machine may reduce the risk for contour irregularities

 

Using a smaller cannulae produces less skin contour irregularity as compared to a larger liposuction cannulae.

 

 

Before & After Correction of Skin Contour Irregularities.  Patient previously had traditional liposuction from another plastic surgeon and she developed skin contour irregularity.  Dr. De La Cruz performed the VASER liposuction of the thighs with fat transfer to correct the contour irregularity.

 

 

Before & After Correction of Skin Contour Irregularities (Frontal View).  Patient previously had traditional liposuction from another plastic surgeon and she developed skin contour irregularity.  Dr. De La Cruz performed the VASER liposuction of the thighs with fat transfer to correct the contour irregularity.

 

Emmanuel De La Cruz MD, PLLC

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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