Does Liposuction Leave Scars?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and Nearby Nevada

February 28, 2022

Liposuction can be a great way to eliminate excess fat and gain more confidence in your appearance. However, you might worry that visible scarring will take away from your results.

The good news is that scarring isn’t much of a problem. Because liposuction uses very small incisions, the marks left behind are usually hard to notice once they heal. There are also ways to prevent and treat liposuction scars. Keep reading to learn about achieving the best outcome.


Significant scarring is rare after liposuction. You can reduce the risk of scars even further by:

  • Choosing an experienced provider: A board-certified plastic surgeon knows what to do during liposuction to minimize scarring afterward. Dr. Stephen Miller will make the smallest possible incisions and place them where they are the most difficult to detect.
  • Considering your liposuction treatment options: Not all types of liposuction are created equal. Laser-assisted procedures such as SmartLipo help promote healing.
  • Following the preoperative directions: What you do before surgery can have a big effect on your results. It’s important to quit smoking, stay hydrated, improve your nutrition, manage conditions that may slow healing, and follow any other guidelines.
  • Following the postoperative directions: In addition to preparing for surgery, you can take steps during your recovery to help minimize scarring. These steps include resting, caring for your incisions, wearing a compression garment, and avoiding sun exposure.

Most patients are fully satisfied with their liposuction results. Are you interested in seeing what this procedure can achieve? View real examples in our liposuction before and after gallery.


If you are unhappy with the appearance of surgical scars after liposuction, treatments can often help you achieve a better result. You may want to consider silicone sheets, massage, steroid injections, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser therapy, and other effective options.


Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Miller has extensive liposuction experience. He will gladly provide more information about what you can expect from your body contouring results.

Call 702-369-1001 today to schedule your complimentary consultation at our practice. We welcome patients from Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and nearby areas of Nevada.

Category: Body Contouring, Liposuction


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