Hi! My question is a little complicated. I have had several abdominal surgeries: 3 children/all c-section, 2 colon surgeries, hysterectomy, etc. My stomach (from the navel down) is a patchwork of scars. I experience alot of pain around my navel area, and was told it was possibly due to adhesions. Would a tummy tuck remove all of that and help me? If not, what do you recommend to help? I am very embarassed about my body. Thank you for your time!
Tummy Tuck to Correct Problems from Multiple Surgery Scarring?
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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.
Scar Placement And Tummy Tuck
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Correcting Scarring with Tummy Tuck
Severe scarring following intra abdominal surgery can result in significant deformities of the abdominal wall. This scarring is often associated with contour irregularities and weakness of the underlying abdominal wall muscles. In some cases patients may even experience pain in the involved areas.
Surgical correction with abdominoplasty provides dramatic results when these scars are located below the level of the umbilicus. In this situation, excess saggy skin is removed and the underlying muscles are tightened as well. When the scars are located below the level of the umbilicus, they are usually removed during the procedure. The new scar is then placed below the panty line where it’s well hidden.
Under these circumstances, abdominoplasty not only tightens the muscles and removes excess skin, but also removes abdominal scarring as well. This procedure is associated with high levels of patient satisfaction and low complication rates.
Unfortunately, when scarring is located in the upper abdomen, abdominoplasty may not be effective and in some cases even contra indicated. In this situation, upper abdominal scars may compromise blood supply to the skin flaps and potentially cause skin necrosis.
If you’re considering abdominoplasty to correct severe abdominal scarring consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is appropriate. This surgeon should be able to formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Tummy Tuck and Scars
Tummy tuck to remove abdominal scars
Also, patients who have had a lot of surgery sometimes have some muscle weakness and this is also improved with tummy tuck.
Tummy tuck to correct scars from multiple surgeries
Best of luck,
A full tummy tuck would be able to remove all the scaring you made have from your belly button down with this procedure you would have a better looking abdomen your separation of the muscle would be repair the extra skin would be remove and liposuction will help with the waist area. Good luck with your decision.
Removal of abdominal scars with a tummy tuck
I have been able to successfully removed lower abdominal scars with a full tummy tuck. Hysterectomy, C-section, colostomy, and lower abdominal surgery scars can be removed with an abdominoplasty.
Multiple surgeries in past. Tummy tuck OK?
Abdominoplasty can be done in patients who have had multiple procedures in the past. This depends on where the scars are, etc;. If you are having pain secondary to adhesions, that is a different story. The tummy tuck is not the operation designed to help that. You may need to see a board certified general surgeon as well as a plastic surgeon. See a surgeon for a proper exam. They should be able to guide you through the process.
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