Fullness in lower abs after abdominoplasty (not fluid) - uneven suture tension? Healed excellently (Photos)
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Possibility for Revision to Remove Loose Skin
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. These issues would be best to return to your discussion and evaluation to determine if a revision would help. If you are not happy with your initial result he should listen to your comments and concerns. Good luck.
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