Scar revision 8 months post Tummy Tuck. (photo)
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Lowering the #tummytuck scar
Revision surgery is unusual but may be desired for several reasons. Most revisions should be done after 9-12 months. One cause for revision surgery are “dog ears” at the ends of the incisions.
Improving the position is another common reason. you need to have loose enough skin
Its possible to also do this in stages over time
Excess fat or loose skin may require liposuction and skin excision to obtain the best result.
Abdominal scar position
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Tummy tuck scar
- A high scar is hard to reset,
- Your scar will continue to improve with time,
- It may have started out low - pulling tummy skin very tight can pull a scar up,
- Laser treatments may help to fade it - but time and sometimes silicone scar gel may help. Best wishes.
Scar revision 8 months post Tummy Tuck.
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Tummy tuck revision for scar lowering
Sometimes, especially in short waisted individuals, it is difficult to get the scar low without leaving a short vertical component. The trade off is a slightly higher scar.
Your scar is only 8 months old and is still red, which means that it is still maturing. Tummy tuck scars take about 1 to 1 1/2 years to mature.
Honestly, it is difficult to lower the central tummy tuck scar but it can be done if you have developed sufficient laxity of the lower abdominal skin. It sounds like you may have some more laxity so it is possible.
To be sure, see two or more board certified and experienced plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation.
I hope this helps.
No scar revision for you
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