What is this hard swelling BEHIND my scar from mini abdominoplasty? Will a steroid injection help with the hard swelling?(photo)
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Dean Vistnes, MD.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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What is this hard swelling behind my scar from mini-abdominoplasty?
Mini tummy tuck problems
Thanks for submitting your pictures and sorry for your problems. From observing your pictures you appear to have abdominal skin and muscle laxity from the chest bone to the pubic bone. The bulge above the pubic bone is, most likely, loose muscle fascia that was not tucked to the pubic bone.
If you were my patient, I would have recommended to you full tummy tuck which would have avoided all the problems that you have now. You can still do it , but you should wait 3-6 months, in order to allow the lipo scarring to mature and loosen up.
As you realized, not all results are the same, because experience, skills and aesthetic eye are critical for good outcome. So, do your due diligence and choose your surgeon wisely.
Always, consult with experienced board certified plastic surgeons who do their surgery in accredited surgery center for your safety. Most importantly, check the before and after pictures in the photo gallery, to make sure that they are numerous, consistent and attractive with flat stomach. low scat and nice belly button. Also, check the reviews on 'RealSelf' for ratings and positive experience reports.
Best of luck,
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