I have been contemplating a Tummy Tuck for several years now, and have viewed hundreds of photos. I've seen some incredibly even, thin scars and some horrific wide, jagged scars. My sister (a nurse) said a lot (I did not understand everything) of this is attributable to whether the the incision was hand-stitched or stapled. She said hand-stitching allows a much neater, tighter scar than stapling, which creates inevitable gaps that don't heal as neatly. She also mentioned the time factor involved in hand stitching.
That led me to wonder whether hand-stitching is the exception or the rule. Any thoughts?