All of these things can be corrected with a short scar tummy tuck with a scar at the level of your C-section scar.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
The amount of excess skin typically determines
the length of the incision required to remove that excess skin. As a general
rule, a short incision only allows a small amount of skin removal. A longer
incision and resulting scar (as in a full tummy tuck) will allow the surgeon to
remove more skin and tighten the entire abdominal wall. This is the
important thing to consider when looking at this type of surgery. Don't
compromise the results with a shorter scar if it won't deliver the results you
want. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon with an expertise
in tummy tucks and body contouring should be able to show you what you can
expect. In my practice in the San Francisco Bay Area I have come to the
conclusion that the happiest patients are those that have realistic expectation
on what a procedure will and won’t do for them. Good luck! Dean Vistnes.
A mini-tummy tuck only addresses loose skin below the belly button. In your case, the issues appear to be above the belly button. With that in mind, a full tummy tuck might be your best option. Obviously, we would always like to keep the scar as low as possible. C-section scars tend to heal very nicely because they are under absolutely no tension. Tummy tuck scars are under tension, however, and that may contribute to a slightly different scar from your c-section.
For ALL your concerns ONLY IN PERSON evaluations are the way to proceed from here. Best to see boarded experienced surgeons in your city...
Your requests are not unreasonable and a skilled board certified plastic surgeon would be capable of producing the results that you seek.
Thanks for the photos. A skilled plastic surgeon using current techniques should have no problem meeting your goals of a scar at or below your C-Section and of the same quality.