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On Dimpling and Other Skin Irregularities Following Liposuction

Models - 10Breast augmentation reigned supreme in 2012 as the most frequently performed surgical cosmetic procedure. However, liposuction stole the crown in 2013 when it went up by 16.3 percent from its 2012 figures. With the increasing demand in liposuction, the number of clients inquiring about the procedure at our practice have also risen. During their first-time visits, it’s not uncommon for men and women alike to ask about the possibility of skin dimpling and similar irregularities following liposuction. If you’ve been wondering the same thing, read on below!

How Skin Dimpling Looks Like

On a whole, the main goal of liposuction is to remove excess pockets of fat in the body — from muffin tops to bat wings to love handles. As opposed to the smooth and taut appearance that is expected following liposuction, skin dimpling is exactly the opposite — it looks lumpy and pocketed, just like cellulite.

Why Skin Dimpling After Liposuction Happens

The following are the most common causes of dimpling following fat removal:

How to Prevent and Treat Dimpling Post-Liposuction

Here at our practice, we encourage men and women who undergo liposuction to take the following steps to reduce their risk of dimpling following liposuction:

If you’d like to figure out if liposuction is the ideal procedure for your cosmetic goals and current lifestyle, call us at  818.380.3130 or fill out this contact form  today to set up an appointment with us.

Dr. Matthew Malamet serves patients from Encino, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. We look forward to your visit!