I researched and did my homework went to the Best Dr. here in the O.C. but I was left with really HIGH scar's in the back of my body I feel SO sad~ this was supposed to be down by my butt crack that's what we had decided~(me and the Dr.) now this scar shows even when I wear Grannie panties~let alone jeans or a bathing suit~ I'm 4 1/2 weeks post op~how long do I need to wait until I can have a Scar revision and SHOULD I be the one to have to pay for this after just paying 23,000.00 or the Dr. ?
Scar Revisions On Extended Tummy Tuck!
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Extended tummy tuck scarring
Unhappy with scar from extended tummy tuck
You are still very early in the healing process. Give this time for the skin to "stretch" and the swelling to subside. The scars may actually settle a little bit lower. If this does not occur, it may be possible at around a year or more to slightly lower the scasr thoughthe ability to accomplish this would depend on several factors.
As regards to costs, hopefully this issue was discussed prior to your surgery.
Give things time to settle down. However, the scar will probably not migrate too much lower than it is now. Howver, in a year's time, you may be able to lower them a bit more with a scar revision.