I had a tummy tuck on Sep 6, 2011. I was aware of all the risks and knew not to expect perfection. I am almost at a year now but I'm somewhat unhappy with the results. My doc explained that since I didn't have much body fat and a lot of stretch marks he couldn't put my scar as low as I wanted and my belly button couldn't be pulled deep enough to hide the scar. Is there anything I can do to have my belly button altered (a perfect circle look odd to me) and the scar/stretch marks fixed???
Tummy Tuck Scar Revision?
Doctor Answers (4)
Timinig of tummy tuck revision
Since you waited almost a year, you are now ready for a revision. The scar can be repositioned lower and the scar around the umbilicus revised.
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Tummy tuck revision
I would wait 8-12 months before considering any revision. A physical exam will be needed to see if your scar can be lowered. A belly button scar revision (also known as an umbilicoplasty) is also an option. Best of luck.
Ask your surgeon about a revision of your umbilicus. It is easy to undergo under local anesthesia. Umbilicus revisions are not unusual and are usually pretty successful.
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