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6 Doctor Answers | Asked by Parks in San Mateo, CA
Incisions for both, when done properly, are small, 3-5 mm. This is not a factor in determining the final quality of the outcome, and should not be a determining factor in deciding what type of liposuction would work best. The devices work differently and confer different benefits. I use both, often on the same patient. Ultimately you should choose based on the experience, skill, and credentials of your surgeon.
I see a lot of confusion and boasting about which device has incision uses smaller incisions. Let me give you some perspective as a Plastic Surgeon who uses both of these technologies. The incisions of the most advanced version of SmartLipo referred to as TriPlex can be 2-3 mm while the Vaser incisions need to be 3-5 mm. However, in all cases the small incisions required for all carefully performed liposuction procedures tend to be inconsequential. These access incisions tend...
Smartlipo incisions can be very tiny, like a needle poke, or they can be larger, like a Vaser incision. It depends on whether only the Smartlipo laser is placed in the incision or if a liposuction cannula is also put in the incision. Most larger areas require a liposuction cannula to be put in the incision as well as the laser. So incision size isn't always different between the techniques.
Vaser incisions tend to be bit larger because of the protective sleeve that is required for the procedure.
Hi there- While it is true that the incisions for VASER treatment need to be a bit larger than those for a laser-assisted device like Smart Lipo, they are not as large as my esteemed colleague from Miami suggests... Typically they are 4 mm long. A bit longer than the 2-3mm for the laser probe. On the other hand.... There are a lot of differences between these two technologies that you should be aware of, most of which are MUCH more important to your happiness and safety than the l
Absolutely not! The Smart Lipo incisions are a few millimeters vs the Vaser needs a protector to the skin incision for the canula would burn the entrance. So the Vaser incisions are at least a 5 to 9 mm size.