I dont like the Belly button or the dog ears that are surfacing.
Can my scar be lowered? Can vertical scar somehow be corrected? (photo)
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Lowering tummy tuck scar
Can my scar be lowered? Can vertical scar somehow be corrected?
The result looks to be good and the surgery well executed. An exam would be necessary to confirm.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Can my scar be lowered?
Thanks so much for your question. The short answer is yes. The scar can be lowered and the vertical scar can be revised. You may need to give things a little time to allow for relaxation of the skin. Once that occurs the the scar could be lowered further. I hope this helps.
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I my opinion, there is no more skin that can be removed to lower your scar further. Similarly, the vertical scar cannot be cut out as there is no more skin to remove. The dog ears and belly button appearance will likely improve with time, but can be revised more easily.
the short answer is yes but only after enough time has gone by to allow the tissues to relax
An elliptical excision or series of excisions can convert the vertical portion to a line.
Discuss your concerns with your surgeon
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