11 doctors weighed in:
Does a tummy tuck scar dissapear with time?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Disappear : no. Fade: yes.
Scars will fade with time but will never disappear completely.

In brief: No
Disappear : no. Fade: yes.
Scars will fade with time but will never disappear completely.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Scars are permanent
They will become less noticeable with time but never completely disappear.

In brief: Scars are permanent
They will become less noticeable with time but never completely disappear.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: It should fade . . .
but will never disappear entirely.
Any time an incision is made, a scar will occur. For tummy tucks, surgical technique and scar placement are key for getting a well placed, thinner scar. http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2014/01/29/what-do-tummy-tuck-scars-look-like/

In brief: It should fade . . .
but will never disappear entirely.
Any time an incision is made, a scar will occur. For tummy tucks, surgical technique and scar placement are key for getting a well placed, thinner scar. http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2014/01/29/what-do-tummy-tuck-scars-look-like/
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
In brief: Scar Management
http://drnichter.com/best-scar-management/

In brief: Scar Management
http://drnichter.com/best-scar-management/
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Improve for most....
Tummy tuck scars improve over time for most patients.
They do not disappear but in many patients become only occasionally noticeable. This has to do with the genetics of the patient, how she treats the scar and the surgeon's technique.

In brief: Improve for most....
Tummy tuck scars improve over time for most patients.
They do not disappear but in many patients become only occasionally noticeable. This has to do with the genetics of the patient, how she treats the scar and the surgeon's technique.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Fades
Scars fade with time.
A tummy tuck scar is easily concealed by a bikini or underwear. The scar will always be there, though.

In brief: Fades
Scars fade with time.
A tummy tuck scar is easily concealed by a bikini or underwear. The scar will always be there, though.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: No
No scar ever disappears although some fade to virtual unnoticability.

In brief: No
No scar ever disappears although some fade to virtual unnoticability.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Alan Chen
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
The scar usually fade and become less apparent, but it will not disappear.

In brief: No
The scar usually fade and become less apparent, but it will not disappear.
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
Once you have a scar it will never go away.
However, all scars fade with time. If your scar is relatively new (but at least 3 weeks old) you can massage it to try to get it to fade faster. Push hard and make small circles along the entire scar for 10 minutes a time 3 times a day.

In brief: No
Once you have a scar it will never go away.
However, all scars fade with time. If your scar is relatively new (but at least 3 weeks old) you can massage it to try to get it to fade faster. Push hard and make small circles along the entire scar for 10 minutes a time 3 times a day.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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