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tummy tuck to get rid of scar

A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
None is effective: Bulge at scar is result of tissue laxity that developed with time and following acute swelling post op. It is exacerbated by density of the scar and a ... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Bulge or valley?: This is a topography problem. While 50% of your problem may be treated with non surgical interventions such as zeltiq or coolsculpting. The other 50%, ... Read More
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Seek Evaluation: Non-surgical procedures may or may not be helpful with your tummy tuck scar. It would be best to return to the plastic surgeon who performed the surge ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Exam Needed: I am not sure what you mean by "how" can a plastic surgeon get rid of it. That is what surgeons do. You need an examination by a surgeon and that exa ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Dog ears?: It sounds as if you have a dog ear. This is an extra piece of skin when a tummy tuck is performed. It commonly results from trying to keep the scar as ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Wait until older: Before resorting to surgery, see if exercises will achieve a similar result, particularly at your age. As you get older, exercise may not be as effect ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
At least one: Year. It is a good operation for certain conditions, but not for others. It is best to get opinion from plastic surgeon. It will not treat obesity.
Dr. Gregory Buford
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
It depends: I perform a significant number of tummy tucks (witch hazel) each year for my young mothers and feel that this is a great procedure when done by a qual ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Wong
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Stop inflammation: Various methods to reduce inflammation can help to reduce scars. Silastic sheeting or silicone ointments have been effective. Steroids, cooling, co ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not if truly vertica: If the skin excess is truly vertically, then a vertical or fleur-de-lis (inverted t) incision may be the best. However in most instances this can be m ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Consult with: a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. In the meantime - please consider dialectical behavioral therapy for self -mutilation. Take care.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
21 years experience General Surgery
You cant: There is no way to actually get rid of scars; many over the counter creams promise to improve the cosmetic appearance of scars, and they may work a li ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Keloid.: Some people get lumpy scars called keloids as their skin heals after any sort of trauma - such as a piercing. The best treatment is to remove the pier ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Real Rx: I am very sorry that your acne resulted in your becoming scarred. It should not have happened, and you'll need a dermatologist to get some help. All a ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be we ... Read More
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