TT. Unsatisfied with the result. Excess skin/Thick vertical scar/Epigastric bulging/Scar positioned too high. Any fix? (Photo)
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TT. Unsatisfied with the result. Excess skin/Thick vertical scar/Epigastric bulging/Scar positioned too high. Any fix?
Concerned about tummy tuck result
Your photo suggest you have a lovely result with a tight, smooth tummy on standing.
There is always a little skin excess sitting down - but you are still swollen.
I don't see evidence that the hernia has returned - and marlex mesh while useful, if best avoided if not needed.
Let your surgeon know of your concerns but you seem to be doing well for less than 7 weeks post-op.
Be sure to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Here’s hoping you find this helpful. Have a great day!
Unhappy after abdominoplasty
Mesh probably would not have helped; it is good to know that the rectus diastasis has been corrected.
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Tummy tuck revision
Thank you for the photos and history. I am sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with your tummy tuck result. You have a significant improvement over your before photo, however, I do understand the desire to correct some of the issues that you have pointed out. Removal of skin, lowering of scar, and revision of abdominal wall tightening will require a tummy tuck revision. A full tummy tuck revision will allow these issues to be addressed. You will receive a small vertical scar from your current belly button location since.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
Too early to judge results of abdominoplasty.
Tummy tuck loose skin
The operation can only remove excess skin. Nothing can restore the lost elasticity. When sitting or bending forward, the chest and pelvis move closer together, and the same amount of skin is present, and it will buckle as your photos demonstrate. If the skin were tight when sitting, you would not be able to stand erect.
At two months the scar is at its maximum in terms of thickness and redness, and it will take up to a year to mature and be at the minimum. Patience.
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