BBLs involve harvesting fat with liposuction using small tubes called cannulas. These cannulas are inserted through incisions less than a centimeter wide. Just like scarring from any other type of injury, these incisions will go through a maturation process, likely over up to a year.
“As the scar matures, it becomes soft, pale, flat, and much less noticeable. Some people are prone to hypertrophic scars or keloids, which are abnormal scars that become prominent. If you or a blood relative have a tendency for these types of scars, please inform your doctor.”
Your plastic surgeon may suggest a scar lightening cream, silicone scar sheets, laser treatments, or injections to further minimize the appearance. Use sunscreen and avoid any prolonged exposure to the sun for at least two months, as UV rays can darken the appearance of scars.