Patient :I had Smartlipo 3 months ago and have these dark lines that persist on my inner thighs. I know that hyper-pigmentation can be an adverse result of Smartlipo, but can't decide if that is what is going on here or if this darkness is caused by an indentation created due to the contouring process. If I pull the skin taut, the darkness disappears.
Can you please advise?
Thanks for your query, an elucidate history and pictures.
Read and understood that you have undergone Smartlipo 3 months back and that there are dark lines on inner thighs.
The very finding of dark lines disappearing on pulling the skin tight indicates that they are seen due to indentation caused by contouring process and not due to hyper-pigmentation.
My thoughts. Since it is just three months give it some more time. If the body's own healing process does realignment of the tissues this may go away.
Hence wait and watch policy at the moment.
I hope this answers helps you.
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