Tummy Tuck - Ripples in Incision
- Asked by Carter73 in Florida
- 3 years ago
My tummy tuck was done on June 30th and it is now Aug. 3. I have ripples in my cut, but one goes way high. Will this go away in time? If not, is there a procedure that can be done to improve appearance?
Apoptosis may help diminish excess skin after plastic surgery
It is not uncommon to have the upper incision be longer than the lower incision. In order to avoid a vertical scar, the skin is gathered, resulting in pleating, In most instances this resolves through a process called apoptosis. Howver, on occasion it requires revision. Only time will tell.
Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/body-surgery-chicago/tummy-tuck/
Incisions take a full year to mature
I know it seems like a long time, but incisions do not fully mature for about a year. Sometimes a stretch mark crosses the incision area and stretch marks invariably look and heal differently. Eventually any and all ripples and irregularities tend to flatten. If you and your surgeon are still concerned after one year, then a revision may be indicated.
Ripples in fresh Tummy Tuck Wound
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