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6 Doctor Answers | Asked by mystey
Any scar requires careful consideration by your plastic surgeon in planning and performing your tummy tuck and liposuction. A well-trained and board-certified plastic surgeon understands this and will accommodate, if needed, to assure safety and good results. Ask your surgeon if your scar requires special attention.
It should be pretty safe because the spinal fusion scar is usualy midline in the back. Liposuction is not usually done in that region. Scars and liposuction are more concerning on the front of the abdomen for fear of a fascial defect leading to the cannula accidentally injuring bowel.
The area near the spine fusion will be more adherent during the discussion but your surgeon should be able perform the surgery safely.Make sure you remind him about the spine fusion surgery.
Presuming you are talking about an anterior approach for the fusion, the scar will come into play during a tummy tuck. Some adjustments in operative planning might need to be made if blood supply to a section of skin becomes an issue but on balance you should be able to proceed safely with the operation.
The spinal fusion scar should not interfere with your planned abdominoplasty and liposuction procedure.
Tummy tucks are a very popular and effective way to contour the abdomen and trunk. Tummy tucks can safely be done on abdomens that have previous stars. During the procedure, there will be scar tissue underneath the scar you see on the skin. It is also possible that the muscle directly underneath the scar may be weak or separated. This will need to be repaired during the surgery. For this reason, it is essential that you work with a board-certified plastic surgeon was great to experience...