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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?

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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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)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more