A member asked:

I had tummy tuck 3 years ago to remove flap caused by c-section , what non surgical procedure can get rid of fat trapped in scar tissue causing bulge?

3 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Steven Brown answered

Specializes in 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 adherence of the scar to underlying tissues that causes tissues to bunch up at that level.It is not just fat.

Answered 12/15/2013

4.7k views

Thank
Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

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%, which is the valley, caused by tethering of your scar to the underlying muscle fascia will remain untreated. Your will continue to have a noticeable depression which will make the scar noticeable. Scar revision lowers the mountain and raises valley.

Answered 12/15/2013

4.7k views

Thank
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez answered

Specializes in 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 surgery, or another board certified plastic surgeon, to evaluate your scar and discuss all of your specific options for scar revision (surgical and non-surgical). Best of luck!

Answered 12/1/2018

240 views

Thank

Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question