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Scars Following Back Liposuction: How They Compare With AirSculpt

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Liposuction is a popular procedure designed to remove fat deposits from your body. About 250,000 liposuction procedures take place every year in the United States alone.

There are several types of liposuction, but each one involves making incisions around the areas of the body, utilizing a specific method to separate the fat from the skin, and then using a device known as a cannula to suction out the fat.

Given the use of incisions, it's important to note that anything that cuts the skin is likely to result in a wound that can be visible. Traditional liposuction cannot be performed without incisions; therefore, scarring of some kind can be expected.

One of the areas normally treated with liposuction is the back. Patients are generally concerned about the formation of back liposuction scars, especially where they are on the back and if they're noticeable.

Here we'll discuss how back liposuction is performed, learn about scarring, and find out if any alternative procedures can provide the same results without significant scarring.

Back Liposuction Procedures

It's important to note that the back is considered two different areas, the upper and middle back. The lower portion of the back is commonly referred to as the waist, where 'love handles' are formed. 

Patients will tend to address the three areas for treatment to maintain their ideal proportions.

Traditional back liposuction is usually performed under general anesthesia. Because this technique relies on manual tools that need large entryways to remove fat, patients often incur relatively large scars after the treatment.

The Alternate Procedure

People often seek a way to remove back fat without invasive surgery. Ultimately, most patients prioritize their comfort during the procedure and want to avoid certain aspects, such as noticeable scars.

Elite Body Sculpture's minimally invasive Back AirSculpt® doesn't use scalpels, needles, stitches, or general anesthesia while still being able to remove significant amounts of back fat. 

Instead of a scalpel, this option uses a biopsy punch to form a perfectly symmetrical entryway just two millimeters wide. This entry point is naturally left to heal without stitches, only leaving a mark the size of a freckle. That said, Back AirSculpt scars are hardly noticeable at all and can be seamlessly concealed, compared with back liposuction scars that can span several inches.

Minneapolis-area residents can call our Edina office for their first consultation to learn more.

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