Do I need a revision? (photo)

hi after full tt 11 weeks do i need a revision? tnx

Doctor Answers 2

Basic Details of Tummy Tuck Revision

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. These are small folds of excess skin that do not flatten over time.  They can be excised, suctioned or both.

Scars may widen or continue to be red and elevated.  These may require laser treatment or injection with kenalog and 5-FU.  Excision and reclosure may help some scars. Other treatments are available as well.

Excess fat or loose skin may require liposuction and skin excision to obtain the best result.

Your best option would be to allow some more time for healing and then if you are still concerned with your final results visit with your plastic surgeon about options for a possible revision.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck revision

At 11 weeks, it is too early to judge the result. Usually, we wait at least one year after the surgery before any revision is considered. Good luck with your recovery. 

Michelle Lee, MD
Warrenville Physician
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