Uneven scars after body lift
Hello and thank you for your question. Sorry about your prkblems. When you say posterior body lift, do you mean nothing was done to the tummy area? Revisions can be done but need to be done by an expert plastic surgeon who specializes in post massive weight loss body contouring. Your loose skin and scar may be revised but I would need to see photos. Review my photos on real self to see if any fit your description. I believe one under thigh lift mag well do.
Peter Fisher M.D.
I had a posterior body lift for loose skin about 6 months ago, and the scars are uneven, what can be done?
I would have to see pictures to make a recommendation. A scar revision may be appropriate. I always try to
obtain the best result with the least scarring. I would search for the
surgeon who you feel is most likely to give you
the best results. Look at reviews and before and after pictures on that
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
The scars are uneven, what can be done?
It is not possible to tell you what can be done without photos or seeing you. In many cases, revisions can successfully be performed to correct these things
Balance expectations and recovery
Lower body lift techniques vary from surgeon to surgeon. Likewise, the recovery process can be variable from patient to patient. Regardless, 6 months post op from a body lift is a bit too early to judge final scar position and end point contour. Adjusting scar position is more advisable closer to the 10-12 month post-op time period. Further, I would advise you to followup with your surgeon to get a better idea of postop contour expectations. Comparing your pre and post op photos will give you a good perspective on the direction your recovery is heading toward.
Good luck with recovery
Body contouring for massive weight loss is difficult. The scar is typically a little more pronounced and can be asymmetric due to the weight of the tissue that may distort the incision as it heals. I would advise you to see your plastic surgeon for any possible revisions of your remaining excess skin and scar position.
Body lift and uneven scars
It is difficult to answer without photos and an evaluation. Revisions are able to be performed. I would check with your surgeon or get another opinion from a board certified plastic surgeon in your area.