Have you recently undergone Vaser liposuction and wondering how to break up scar tissue after liposuction? You can try manual massage techniques, last therapy, therapeutic ultrasound and stretching and strengthening exercises. Managing scar tissues is not only important for your comfort, but also for the best aesthetic outcome. In this article, we’ll walk you through some effective methods for breaking up scar tissue after liposuction.

Breaking Up Scar Tissue After Liposuction

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Method 1: Manual Massage Techniques

One of the easiest and most effective ways to break up scar tissue is through manual massage. Gentle massage helps to soften and flatten the scar tissue, improving both the feel and appearance of your skin. Here’s how to do it:

  • Wait until your doctor says it’s okay to start, usually a few weeks after surgery.
  • Use a firm, circular motion with your fingertips over the scarred areas.
  • Spend about 5 minutes, two to three times a day, massaging the affected areas.

Method 2: Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to gently heat and break down scar tissue. This helps to improve the flexibility of your skin and speeds up the healing process without any discomfort.

Getting It Done:

  • Professional Help: This treatment should be performed by a professional, like a physical therapist.
  • Frequency of Sessions: You might need several short sessions a week, typically around 10 minutes each.
  • Combining Treatments: It works best when combined with other treatments such as massages or specific exercises.

Method 3:  Laser Therapy Options

Laser therapy uses targeted light to soften and reduce scar tissue. This can help improve the texture and appearance of your skin after liposuction.

  • Types of Lasers: Technologies like fractional or CO2 lasers are commonly used. They target deeper layers of skin to promote healing from within.
  • Consult a Specialist: Talk to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to find out which laser treatment is right for you.
  • Treatment Plan: Sessions are typically spread out over a few weeks to allow your skin time to heal between treatments.

Method 4: Stretching and Strengthening Exercises

Stretching and strengthening exercises help keep your skin flexible and your muscles toned, which can prevent the scar tissue from becoming stiff and lumpy.

Exercises to try:

  • Gentle Stretching: Simple stretches that target the areas affected by your surgery can be very helpful. Yoga and Pilates are great options.
  • Regular Routine: Incorporating 10-15 minutes of stretching into your daily routine can make a big difference in how your skin heals and feels.

Method 5: Professional Scar Management Treatments

Sometimes, scar tissue can be particularly tough and might need more intensive treatment.

Options available:

  • Steroid Injections: These can help flatten and soften the scar tissue.
  • Cryotherapy: This involves freezing the scar tissue, which reduces its size.

Always consult with your doctor before going for these treatments to understand the potential benefits and risks.

Scar Tissues Preventive Measures and Tips

Taking the right steps after your surgery can reduce the amount of scar tissue that forms.

Tips to prevent scar tissue forming:

  • Follow Your Doctor’s Advice: Wear any prescribed compression garments and keep up with your follow-up appointments.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Stay hydrated and eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins C and E to support your skin’s healing.
  • Avoid Harmful Habits: Steer clear of smoking and limit sun exposure, as both can interfere with your healing process.

Understanding Scar Tissue After Liposuction

After liposuction, it’s not uncommon to end up with some scar tissue. This is just your body’s way of healing the small tunnels that were made by the liposuction tool, known as a cannula. Scar tissue is similar to a band-aid (but internally) — it fills in those tunnels and helps everything heal. A little bit of scar tissue is normal, but if too much forms, it can make your skin feel tight and look bumpy.

Difference Between Scar Tissue and Visible Scars

It’s important to note that scar tissue and visible scars are not the same thing:

  • Scar Tissue: This is what happens beneath the surface of your skin. You can’t really see it, but you might feel it as hard or lumpy areas where the fat was removed. It occurs within the deeper layers of the skin and can affect how smooth or flexible your skin feels.
  • Visible Scars: These are the marks that you can see on the surface of your skin. After liposuction, visible scars are typically small and are located where the cannula was inserted to remove fat. They’re usually minor and can fade over time but are more of a cosmetic concern compared to the internal scar tissue.

Managing both types of scars involves some of the techniques mentioned, like massage, ultrasound, and proper post-operative care, but the approaches might differ slightly based on whether you’re dealing with visible scarring or the deeper, internal scar tissue. By understanding and addressing both, you can help ensure a more comfortable recovery from liposuction.

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Our commitment to using advanced technologies and innovative techniques ensures the highest standards of care. With over 15,000 new patients each year and one of the industry’s highest satisfaction rates, you can trust us to help you achieve the results you’re after.

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Liposuction Scar Tissue FAQs

How can I get rid of hard lumps after liposuction?

Gentle massage and wearing compression garments as recommended by your doctor are effective ways to smooth out hard lumps, which are usually just swelling and scar tissue.

How do you break up hardness after liposuction?

Regular gentle massage of the area and consistent use of compression garments can help break up the hardness. It’s also a good idea to stay hydrated to promote healing.

When is it too late to break up scar tissue?

It’s never really “too late,” but it’s easier to manage scar tissue within the first few months after surgery. After that, the tissue tends to settle and may require professional treatments to improve.

 

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6 week post op results for this patient who had her chin & neck treated with Vaser Liposuction with @dr_chris_lee at Levant Cosmetic Surgery Canberra.

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Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively mav not reflect final results.

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Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here. https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
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Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

Treatment performed by Dr. Erfan Rahbar MED0001122411 Registered medical practitioner.

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Our highly skilled medical team consists of plastic surgeons, FRACS surgeons, and liposuction doctors. It's your choice who you decide you want to operate on you.

Want to learn more about a treatment at Levant? Reach out for a consultation today on 1300 323 772.

You can also learn more at https://www.levantcs.com.au/

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

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Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

Treatment performed by Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435, Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960 Registered Medical Practitioners. General Registrations.

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