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 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.
Scar revision. A mini tummy tuck would certainly be one approach to revise your c-section scar. But since the mini tt only removes a small amount of skin, you may have stretch marks up near the belly button left behind. A full tt would remove more of the stretch marks.
Yes it can. Thanks for your inquiry. A mini tummy tuck should definitely remove all of a horizontal c-section scar and parts' of a vertical scar. Many lower stretch marks would also be removed. A full tummy tuck could achieve much more. See a board certified plastic surgeon in your area.
Few.... Mini tummy tucks (witch hazel) rarely remove many stretch marks. Unless you just have a few, a full tummy tuck might be a better idea. :) http://psinteractive.Net/abdom3.Htm.
Yes. Yes, but if you have a lot of stretch marks, you probably need a full tummy tuck. Very few patients are good candidates for a mini- tuck. http://www.dassmd.com/tummy-tuck/index.html.
Yes. If most of your stretch marks are in the lowest part of your abdomen and you have minimal abdominal laxity a mini tummy tuck will remove most of it. But usually stretch marks are around the umbilicus and will not be removed with just a mini tummy tuck.

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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?

Thank . Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, all plastic surgery will leave a scar. However, a mini tummy tuck will leave a much smaller and finer scar line than with a traditional tummy tuck "abdominoplasty". Remember that a mini tummy tuck is designed to correct changes that occur below the belly button including removing or minimizing extra skin and or buldging after pregnancy or weight loss. With the mini tummy tuck the scar line is placed within your "bikini" area, making it non visable even while wearing a two piece swimsuit. I hope this answers your question. Please visit my website at www.Sarasotaplasticsurgery.Com david mobley, M.D. Read more...
Most, . Most, if not all surgeries will leave a scar. This unfortunately includes the mini tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck addresses fat and skin laxity below the navel. A full tummy tuck leaves a longer scar and address skin and fat above and below the navel. When incisions are repaired in layers from the inside outward, the resulting scar should be fine and 1-2 mm wide. However, this is still a scar. It should be hidden below the bikini line. I hope this helps. Jason hess, md. Read more...
Any . Any surgery will leave a scar. The object is to keep the scar as short, as thin and as concealed as possible. With a "mini" tummy tuck the scar is typically much shorter than a full tummy tuck, can be of similar quality and also low down concealed within the area of the underwear or a bathing suit. Read more...
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...
Yes. All types of tummy tuck operations are associated with a scar along the lower abdominal wall area. The mini tummy tuck operation involves a significantly shorter scar ( but is also much less effective and very rarely indicated). The vast majority of patients who have had pregnancies and/or weight gain/loss benefit from full tummy tuck surgery. Read more...

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? .

The . The scar for a tummy tuck is placed low so that it will be below the bikini line. If you are a candidate for a mini tummy tuck, there is less skin to remove. This usually means a shorter scar, and that makes it easier to hide. The appearance of the scar will depend on the care of the surgeon and the way your body heals. It is teamwork, and it takes both working to get the best results. Read more...
The . The vertical height and location of a mini-tmmy tuck scar is siimilar to that of a full tummy tuck, typically just above the pubic region at the midline, well within the underwear line or a two piece bathing suit line. With the full tummy tuck, the length to the sides is much greater. Scarring (the quality of the scar) depends on alot of factors such as wound healing (affected by factors such as smoking and nutrition) and surgeon technique. Read more...
In . In most instances the incision and resulting scar from a mini tummy tuck can be concealed beneath a bikini. Please see photos below (in link) for examples. Read more...
Yes. You will have a scar above the pubis, a bit longer than that of a c-section, but it is easily hidden in a bikini. Read more...
Yes. There will be a scar, but your surgeon should be able to place it below your bikini line. I have my patients bring in their favorite bikini so i can mark it on them to maximize the chances of keeping the scar hidden below that line. Read more...
Scar results. Minimized scars lay from hip to hip and the position varies on the patient's goals. Many prefer a lower position to wear bikinis or low waist clothing. Others request a higher scar placement for cosmetic reasons. Although unpredictable, skin type and elasticity assist to determine scaring results. Consult with your surgeon and share previous scars as reference for treatments available. Read more...

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...
Bulge or valley? This is a topography problem. While 50% of your problem may be treated with non surgical interventions such as zeltiq or coolsculpting. The other 50%, which is the valley, caused by tethering of your scar to the underlying muscle fascia will remain untreated. Your will continue to have a noticeable depression which will make the scar noticeable. Scar revision lowers the mountain and raises valley. Read more...
Seek Evaluation. Non-surgical procedures may or may not be helpful with your tummy tuck scar. It would be best to return to the plastic surgeon who performed the surgery, or another board certified plastic surgeon, to evaluate your scar and discuss all of your specific options for scar revision (surgical and non-surgical). Best of luck! Read more...