What is the Recovery Time for Correction of Dog Ears?
- Asked by RuJaCa in Houston
- 3 years ago
I had a tummy tuck 9 months ago. I have small dog ears. If they get corrected, will I be able to go back to work right away, pick my 2 yr old up, and excercise? Also, I had a hematoma (Dr. says I was kicking right after surgery) when I had the tummy tuck and I am worried that I might get another one if I correct the dog ears. What are the risks? Thank you!
Correction of Dog Ears After Tummy Tucks
With pregnancy or massive obesity, the maximum amount of skin expansion occurs around the belly button and tapers as we go lower to the pelvis. Had we been able to place the tummy Tuck incision / scar across the belly button we could remove equal amounts of skin on both sides of the incision.
To keep the tummy tuck scar hidden, it is placed low down near the pubis where the skin was NOT stretched. As a result, we are left with a skin discrepancy with more on the top than on the bottom. Although we also try to make up for it, often we are left with more on the sides - the "Dog Ears". These excesses often flatten with time but when they do not they can easily be removed with local anesthesia.
There is no need to excessive caution except to use common sense to prevent wound separation.
Dog-ears after tummy tuck
Dog Ear Correction Recovery
Corrections of dog ears are a minor procedure performed in the office under local anesthesia in most cases. Other than avoiding direct trauma to the area there are few if any restrictions and you should be able to return to your usual activities promptly. Your surgeon will provide specific information for you.
Dog Ear Excision
Dog ear revision
Correction of dog ears after tummy tuck very easy.
Dog ear correction recovery
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