Do I have dog ears? 9 weeks post-op (Photo)
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Dogears 9 wks postop
Dogears are usually small, occassionally large elevations of skin at the end on an incision that represent a discrepancy between the length of the two edges of skin that are coming together. While they almost always settle with time, the amount can range from weeks to years and often a simple revision in the office is the most straight forward solution.In evaluating your photo, I do not see any dog ears. You have a very mild overhang of your upper skin over your scar laterally that I would 100% attribute to residual swelling at your stage. I anticipate that this will resolve in the coming weeks to months, leaving a great result. Congratulations on your surgery and continue to follow up with your surgeon as instructed. Thanks for your question!
Too early to judge outcome
It does not appear from the single picture that you have dog ears. It does appear that your surgeon would have better served you by performing a lipo-abdominoplasty, not just an abdominoplasty. You would benefit from liposuction of your abdomen/flanks at some point in the future to achieve your desired result.
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Also bear in mind that the postop swelling may conceal the initial results. So my piece of advice is hang in there and instead focus more on your recovery.
I hope that helps and good luck.
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