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Location of Abdominal SmartLipo Incisions

Where on the abdomen area do doctors usually make the incisions for SmartLipo?

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SmartLipo and other Liposuction incision placement

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Over the years the number of incision sites has decreased without compromise of results for all liposuction techniques including SmartLipo, Slim Lipo, PAL, and traditional methods. There is no absolute number of incisions that need to be made - just enough to give the best result which will vary from plastic surgeon to plastic surgeon.  Incisions sites for liposuction are typically very small and made in stealth areas - that is hidden as much as possible. For example inside the belly button, umbilicus, to approach the upper and lower abdomen, just at the pubic hair line for the lower tummy and pubis area, in the groin crease for the inside of the thighs (medial thighs), at the gluteal, buttock, crease for the lower back, in the breast crease for the fat beneath your arm (lateral chest wall), in the crease below your chin for liposuction of the neck. I also like to place them at the edge of a tattoo or in an existing scar (for example C-Section or appendectomy, or mole removal scar) so that they are hidden, or use the open area from an additional surgery I may be doing. For example, during a tummy tuck incisions are made to do liposuction in the area of redundant skin to be removed so that there are no extra scars.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Incision for abdominal liposuction

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Most incisions for abdominal liposuction are made in the belly button as well as on each side of the lower abdomen. Your individual anatomy dictates the exact location but these are the most common sites. 

Elan B. Singer, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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