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How bad is the scar after getting a tummy tuck?

How bad is the scar after getting a tummy tuck?

Variable: We strive for that fine line scar that fades away but unfortunately can't control all aspects of healing. For the majority of patients the scar is a good trade off for the excess skin and stretch marks. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

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 qualified plastic surgeon with experience in this area. I generally recommend waiting a few months following a c-section so that soft tissue swelling has gone done and your hormones have returned to a more natural state. ...Read more

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Is it difficult to get the "dog ears" from my tummy tuck scar removed?

Is it difficult to get the "dog ears" from my tummy tuck scar removed?

Could be: Small dog ears are usually easy to deal with and revise. Larger dog ears could mean that your surgery needs to be extended far beyond the hips and into the back. Discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How big is the scar from a tummy tuck procedure, and where will the scar be? I have not been able to wear a bikini in ten years, because my belly is very unattractive due to three pregnancies in a row. My friend suggested that i get a tummy tuck, but i am

How big is the scar from a tummy tuck procedure, and where will the scar be? I have not been able to wear a bikini in ten years, because my belly is very unattractive due to three pregnancies in a row. My friend suggested that i get a tummy tuck, but i am

incision: Incision for a tummy tuck procedure generally goes from hip to hip within the waistline, and is generally well hidden underneath clothing and even a bathing suit. There is a another incision around the bellybutton which also can be well hidden and inconspicuous. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative of the vertical scar that we get for abdominoplasty, I have looses in my front abdomen not circumferencial but vertically.

Usually not vertical: A younger patient should have better skin quality so if you just have excess fat then try weightloss first, followed by liposuction. If you still have excess tissues in the abdominal areas then consider a tummy tuck which usually leaves a patient with a low transverse scar. See a plastic surgeon in your area for the best treatment option. ...Read more

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How bad will the scarring be after a tummy tuck? Will I have visible scarring after a tummy tuck? Where is it located? .

How bad will the scarring be after a tummy tuck? Will I have visible scarring after a tummy tuck? Where is it located?

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Depends: more on your particular skin physiology than anything else. Any ASPS or ASAPS plastic surgeon will give it the best chance to look good by one of the proper techniques. Usually it is hidden by underwear/ bikini and you can have a say in its exact placement. Scars never really disappear but are often cannily-enough placed to not be a problem. Usually similar top C-section scar, but longer. ...Read more

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Does a tummy tuck scar dissapear with time?

Does a tummy tuck scar dissapear with time?

Just fade away: Scars never disappear but many will fade away to a barely perceptible scar. Avoiding sun exposure and use of topical silastic sheeting or paper tape therapy may help but it generally takes up to two years for this to occur ...Read more

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How can you relieve the scars of a tummy tuck?

How can you relieve the scars of a tummy tuck?

Silicone : Silicone has been shown to have great efficacy in preventing scars from worsening. I usually suggest kelocote or biocorneum to my patients as it can be found online at reasonable costs. www.whyskin.com sells biocorneum 50g tube for around 89.99. ...Read more

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Can I have tatoo over my tummy tuck scar?

Can I have tatoo over my tummy tuck scar?

Yes: It is not uncommon for people to get a tattoo over the tummy tuck scar. Please allow your plastic surgeon to evaluate your scar and recommend the best timing for tattoo. ...Read more

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Does a tummy tuck surgery leave any permanent scars?

Does a tummy tuck surgery leave any permanent scars?

Yes : Usually it is a long semi-circular scar across most of the lower abdomen at the waist or just below the waist line. ...Read more

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I had a full tummy tuck with liposuction 5 months ago. I have a pouch above the scar which feels hard. Is this normal?

I had a full tummy tuck with liposuction 5 months ago. I have a pouch above the scar which feels hard. Is this normal?

At 5 months it's: Probably not normal. Likely post surgery fibrosis which is not too concerning but ask your surgeon to examine you and give you his opinion and if fibrosis help you get rid of it ...Read more

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What should I use to improve the look of my scar after tummy tuck?Are those gel strip really works? Or i need something else?

Scar tretaments: Several options are available for scar reduction: silicone gel silicone sheeting mederma kelo-cote scar massage tape a study in the journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery several years ago compared these and found that although none showed statistical significance for scar reduction, the one that had the best overall response was silicone sheeting. That is what I use in my practice. ...Read more

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I have had 2 c sections 28 years ago and a tummy tuck 7 years ago. The scar for the tummy tuck has opened. Approximately 1 CM , minimal bleeding. ?

Scar: Scars typically don't open up after 7 years. That being said a suture granuloma could explain this. You should be seen and examined by your plastic surgeon if that is possible. If you have changed areas use the asaps or asps websites to locate a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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Does a mini tummy tuck leave a scar? I have a small pocket of fat on my lower abs, and i was thinking of getting a mini tummy tuck. However, will it leave a noticeable scar?

Does a mini tummy tuck leave a scar? I have a small pocket of fat on my lower abs, and i was thinking of getting a mini tummy tuck. However, will it leave a noticeable scar?

Yes: The place for a mini tummy tuck scar is the same s for a full tummy tuck just a bit shorter. If you don't have too much skin excess you myay discuss liposuction with your plastic surgeon instead of. Mini tummy tuck. ...Read more

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1 year on tummy tuck, the scar seems higher and tighter on right, there is what looks like a protruding muscle on right, can it be revised?

Return 4 consult: Even after cosmetic surgery, our bodies continue to change. Age, weight, and general health, affect the longevity of a surgical result. Our bodies are asymmetrical to begin with and cosmetic surgery often accentuates that asymmetry. You should return to your plastic surgeon to evaluate your scar and buldge to determine if a revision will achieve the results you desire. ...Read more

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Can mini tummy tuck be used to remove stretch mark as well as c-section scar?

Rarely: In my opinion, the mini tummy tuck is anĀ  operation thatĀ  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation. For more accurate advice, seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. See lots of examples of work. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Tummy Tuck (Definition)

A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more