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I have been doing SmartLipo for almost 7 years now. For the abdominal area I generally use only 3 incisions, 2 are in the pubic region and 1 is inside the belly button. These incisions are 2-4 mm in length and require no sutures at the end of the procedure.
I hope this helps.
Incisions for liposuction are usually about 1 cm or less in length. Some surgeons close the incisions and others let them heal on their own.
Laser Liposuction incisions are typically 3-4 mm in size and are often hidden in the waist line or belly button. They are often left open to heal by themselves and this allows drainage of some of the infusion numbing fluid for 24 hours.
2 or 3 incisions (less than 5 mm each) are all that are required for liposuction of the abdomen and sides.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
incisions should be very small – they need to be big enough to allow the
cannulas to get into the skin and that’s it. So most of the time they are small
enough that sutures are not needed.
Thanks for the question, I typically use a needle just like putting in an IV so I dont even use sutures, with time the scarring is minimal and almost looks like a bug bite
Most incisions are quite small and do not need closure. Some may be quarter of an inch to half an inch depending upon the size of the cannula used to remove fat. Incisions are usually placed low on the abdomen in the are covered by bathing suits and possibly in the belly button area.
Laser liposuction incision as the same size as tumescent liposuction incisions. Very small about 3-4 mm.