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.
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.
It depends on the size of the cannula
We typically use a skin punch that is 2 mm.
As opposed to leaving a linear scar, it leaves a small round spot that looks like a freckle.
It is the size of pencil lead or smaller.
Unless someone is prone to forming a keloid scars, it's generally a non-issue.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
Laser Liposuction Incisions Abdomen
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.
How big are Laser Liposuction incisions on the abdomen area?
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
Laser Lipo Incisions Are Very Small
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
Size of incisions
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 lipo incisions
Laser liposuction incision as the same size as tumescent liposuction incisions. Very small about 3-4 mm.