5 months post op Full TT--dogtags and lack of contour--should I seek lipo, or circum surgery? Thoughts? (photos)
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Post-Op Healing From Tummy Tuck
It may take several months for a tummy tuck patient’s scars to soften, for sensation to return, and for relaxing of the tight sensation in the abdomen. In the case of extensive surgery, abdominoplasty recovery can be uncomfortable and may take longer. Scars may stay red, become thick or widen. It can take 12-18 months for the scars to settle.
These can be improved with topical treatments such as BioCorneum, Scar Guard, Scar Fade and Mederma. Redness can be improved with laser treatments and the scars can be kept narrow with products such as Embrace. On occasion, keloids or hypertrophic scars can develop and will need treatment including Kenalog, 5FU and laser.
Liposuction might help your sides/flanks. It will depend on how well your skin retracts. Sometimes, people who have lost a lot of weight have skin that is stretched, and does not rebound well. In that case, you would need excision of the skin extending onto the back.
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