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How Bad Is The Scar After Getting A Tummy Tuck
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've had two c-sections that left a pretty sizeable scar. If i had a tummy tuck, could they go through the existing scar so i don't get another?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How bad will the scarring be after a tummy tuck? Will I have visible scarring after a tummy tuck? Where is it located?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I had a full tummy tuck with liposuction 5 months ago. I have a pouch above the scar which feels hard. Is this normal?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Will I have a visible scar after a mini tummy tuck? I want to be able to wear bikinis after my mini tummy tuck. What kind of scarring can I expect, and will it be visible?
Rarely: In my opinion, the mini tummy tuck is an operation that 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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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