Pain and scars after butt lipofilling

Pain and scars after butt lipofilling

15th Jan 2019

Pain And Scars After Butt Lipofilling


Scarring is a natural consequence of undergoing surgery. Even when it comes to plastic surgery, scars are unavoidable. However, some procedures are associated with large scars while others leave behind almost insignificant scarring.

It is important to know that whatever the procedure might be, the scars left behind by plastic surgery don’t disappear with time. Many patients ask when they will get rid of the scars after the procedure. The reality is that the scars will always be present, but if the cicatrization process goes smoothly and uneventful and if the plastic surgeon is talented and experienced, chances are your scars will be very difficult to notice.

A popular procedure nowadays is butt lipofilling. It entails the use of liposuction to collect fat from areas of the body where it can be found in excess and the transfer of this fat to the buttocks. The procedure is one of the least invasive, and many patients prefer it exactly because of this reason. So how is the pain and scars after butt lipofilling?

First, let’s discuss the scars that can occur after the procedure. The plastic surgeon will perform small incisions of about 3 to 4 mm in the areas to be treated with liposuction. In many cases, the donor areas for butt lipofilling are the abdomen, flanks, thighs, or the back. The incisions are needed for the surgeon to be able to insert the liposuction cannula and extract the fat from these areas.

Aside from these incisions needed for liposuction, there will be other incisions just as small on the buttocks. These incisions are needed for the surgeon to introduce a special syringe that will inject the fat that was processed and purified.

After the procedure is over, the incisions are closed with sutures. Over time, they will change into small scars that should be well-hidden in the natural folds of the body. The scars should look like small, white fine lines or dots and their appearance should be difficult to notice, especially for people who don’t know you had surgery.

The appearance of the scars is dependent on the talent of the plastic surgeon, the patient’s tendency towards good scarring, and the dedication for post-op care. To develop good-looking scars, the patient needs to keep the surgical incisions clean and follow the recommendations of the plastic surgeon.

When it comes to the pain, patients should know that a certain amount of pain and discomfort is completely normal. The pain will be mostly felt in the areas treated with liposuction and not necessarily on the buttocks. A tension can be felt in the buttocks, and it is important to avoid sitting on the butt or lying on the back for at least three weeks post-op. The surgeon will prescribe medication to alleviate the pain and discomfort after the butt lipofilling procedure.


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