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Is There Permenant Scar Makeup for TT Incision?

Just wondering, is there any permenant scar make up, like a tattoo but matching skin color, TX

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Permanent Scar Makeup for Tummy Tuck Scar

In some cases, tattoo may work for covering up smaller scars. It is unlikely to work for a larger scar. It would be best to discuss with your plastic surgeon to see if a revision, steroids, laser or silicone pads would be a good option.

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All cuts leave scars. We may do beautiful work and you scar may decide to get thick and dark. If that happens some people tattoo designs, like belts over them. Only time will tell.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Permenant Scar Makeup for Tummy Tuck Scar

I completely agree with Dr. Tholen. The BEST camouflage for a Tummy Tuck scar is an inconspicuous scar which is hidden in most panties' boundries. If the scar is prominent, a scar revision with careful relief of pulling on the skin edges may frequently result in a pleasing and hardly noticeable scar. Applying "ink" to a scar often draws the eye to it thereby defeating the idea of camouflage and inviting questions. To make things worse, fashions change in tattooing as well and what may be attractive to you today may be at best be regarded by some charitably as "old school" in the near future. Finally, tattoo ink does not remain constant; it changes and spreads making for an unpredictable result. I would advise against it.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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