Tummy tuck and removing scars
A tummy tuck will remove most of the scarring below your bely button. There is always a small chance that your bely button might not be able to be preserved. This procedure would really improve the appearance of your abdomen. Best of luck.
Using an abdominoplasty to remove multiple lower abdominal scars
If all of your scars are from the umbilicus down then these can be converted to a low transverse scar. This is not an uncommonly requested procedure and works quite well.
Tummy tuck after multiple surgeries on the abdomen
You could have a great looking tummy after a tummy tuck with most of the old scars removed and a nice, flat result.
However, you need to lose weight first because from your photo you are not presently a good candidate. Also, the pain you experience, if it is from adhesions, will still likely be there becausde the TT doesn't go inside your abdomen to address anything inside.
Tummy Tuck and inside the belly Scarring
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) gives the best results in non-obese individuals who are at a stable weight and who do not plan on having more children. The operation will remove the skin and subcutaneous fat from the belly button to the pubis, flatten the tummy by putting the rectus (six pack) muscles together, narrow the waist and lift a sagging pubis.
But - the operation will do nothing for recurrent intraabdominal pain from presumed adhesions. If symptomatic (recurrent bouts of nausea and vomiting etc) they may need to be released surgically.
Abdominoplasty may remove your scars
For the right candidate, abdominoplasty can remove the skin below the umbilicus, stretching the upper abdominal skin down tight and flat. If you are a candidate for this, abdominoplasty would likely remove the scars that are bothering you. Your umbilical discomfort is a more difficult thing to predict. Because the pathways generating your pain are complex, it is difficult to know whether changing the skin around the umbilicus will decrease or increase your discomfort. A board certified plastic surgeon will likely be able to discuss your specific anatomy and provide you with a good expectation of how your body may be affected by an abdominoplasty.
A tummy tuck can correct the scars below your belly button.
a tummy tuck can improve existing scar appearance, the procedure may not address
or resolve the pain you’re experiencing as a result of adhesions. This is
because adhesions are scar tissue inside of the abdominal cavity, and the
surgical area addressed by a tummy tuck remains above the muscle layer. Given
your medical history, it’s in your best interest to consult with a general
surgeon to determine the cause for your pain. A board certified plastic surgeon
can help to improve the appearance of your stomach through abdominoplasty, but
cannot relieve your adhesion-related pain. You’ll get the best results from a tummy
tuck when you are at your target weight and can continue to maintain that
Correction of scars following abdominal surgery
Thank you for your question. Tummy tuck would likely eliminate your present scars below your belly button, but trade them for the traditional tummy tuck scar - low and curved, along the full width of the abdomen, in addition to a scar around the belly button itself. Tummy tuck would also flatten the abdomen, remove overhanging skin and fat, and, with liposuction, narrow and contour the waistline. Abdominal pain due to adhesions from prior surgery, however, would not be addressed. These adhesions are thin bands of scar tissue between and around the intestines - tummy tuck does not involve intervention inside the abdominal cavity itself. In short, tummy tuck would be a nice option to improve your appearance; it would not, however, address your pain.
Scars below the belly button should be removed
of the way a tummy tuck is performed, most of the scarring below the belly
button should be removed along with the excess skin. Although you’ll be left
with a longer, single scar from the tummy tuck itself, this is usually
positioned low enough on the abdomen to be hidden by a swimsuit and most women
feel the trade-off of their improved figure is well worth having a discreetly
placed scar. However, a tummy tuck isn’t going to address the presence of any
adhesions, as these develop further within the abdomen than a tummy tuck
Tummy Tuck to Correct Problems from Multiple Surgery Scarring
A tummy tuck should improve the scarring. The degree that can be expected is more predictable after an in person consultation and examination. Consult with 3 board certified plastic surgeons to understand your options, and choose the one that best fits your needs/objectives.
Tummy Tuck to Correct Problems from Multiple Surgery Scarring?
Thank you for the question. Previous abdominal wall surgery may alter the blood flow to the lower abdominal wall, potentially compromising the healing process. Some previous incisions, are much more significant in this regard than others. Scars that cause the most problems for plastic surgeons are upper abdominal wall scars that are in the transverse orientation, such as those used to perform open cholecystectomy (gallbladder) surgery ( much more commonly performed prior to the laparoscopic “revolution”). The scar that you describe will likely not significantly alter your ability to have a very nice outcome with tummy tuck surgery. Of course, the upper abdominal wall scar will still remain after the procedure is performed. I would suggest that you select your plastic surgeon carefully. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work and view photographs of previous patients who have presented with a similar past surgical history. Best wishes.