Due to medical innovation nowadays, smaller equipment has been introduced to the medical industry for laparoscopic surgery. The incisions are drastically smaller compared to when you have conventional surgery. Dr. Choi explains how it is done and even the size of the incisions he would be needing to successfully finish the weight loss surgery.
Will You Have a Big Scar From Having Weight Loss Surgery?
Sometimes patients come up and ask “Hey Dr. Choi will I have a big scar from having weight loss surgery with you?” and I automatically always tell them no. Most of the time the trocars have gotten a lot smaller meaning that the instrumentation has gone smaller so therefore I don’t need to make big incisions. The biggest incision might be five millimeters to eight millimeters which is less than an inch. In addition to that, a good laparoscopic surgeon will never ever have to open you meaning that they won’t need to make a big incision midline or scarring. Sometimes that can happen due to complications but for the most part, a good laparoscopic surgeon won’t need to have or will need to open you or have a big scar midline. What we do after is that we close you plastics some people like to staple you but I like to close you plastics meaning that all the incisions will dissolve underneath the skin and your scarring will be very very minimal.