A 24-year-old female asked:
i had a tummy tuck back feb 2013 an i have a peice of skin on my left side how can plastic surgeons get rid of it my pics of it r in my files please help?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Killian answered
27 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 examination will lead to a conversation on what they can do for you.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
Dr. Otto Placik answered
33 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 short as possible or when a patient needs an extended tummy tuck or body lift to remove marked excess cutaneous redundancy. I typically recommend waiting 6-9 months before considering a touch up excision in order to allow time for skin contraction.
Answered on Dec 15, 2013
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