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Tummy Tuck 2 Weeks Ago. Will My Scar Harden?

I had a tummy tuck 2 weeks ago. is my scar suppose to be hard? Will it soften? When should I start to massage it?

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Tummy Tuck Scars

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Thank you for your question.

The tummy tuck scar may start harder and will soften with time.  I generally say that a scar can take up to 1-1.5 years to mature / heal completely and that is when you will see the final results.

Be patient.

 


San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck, will my scar soften?

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Yes, it is normal for your scar to be hard after a Tummy, it will continue to harden for up to 8 weeks, then it will start to soften after that, scars reach their final maturity at 1.5 years, it will continue to change over that time. Good luck with you recovery.

Jonathan Weiler, MD
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon
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