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Does Liposuction Cause Scar Tissue?

Q:  If you get liposuction in your legs, but still unhappy, can you get another liposuction procedure on your legs? Does it cause more scar tissue?

A:  Liposuction does cause scarring (ALL surgery results in some degree of scarring).  Certainly there are small scars visible on the skin where the liposuction cannula is inserted, but there is also scarring created inside.  Most of the time, this internal scar tissue does not preclude a repeat liposuction procedure.  Liposuction should only be performed by a surgeon trained in its use.  When improperly performed, liposuction can be disfiguring.  I recommend finding a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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