Can Having Thin Not Very Elastic Skin Influence Healing with a Full Tt?

Can Having Thin Not Very Elastic Skin Influence Healing with a Full Tt

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Poor Elastic Skin and Healing of Tummy Tuck?

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Thank you for the question.

Yes, the thickness” of abdominal wall skin can influence incision I started line healing after tummy tuck surgery. For example, patients who have extensive stretch marks (very thin skin)  have  less dermis ( strength layer of skin)  that is crucial in achieving a strong closure of the skin layer.

Also, patients who have thin skin also tend to have decreased elasticity;  these patients tend to have a less satisfactory aesthetic result after body contouring surgery.

Of course, direct physical examination will be necessary to provide you with precise advice.

Best wishes.

Thin skin and tummy tuck results

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You are correct that thin, stretched out skin can affect the result of your tummy tuck.  There is tension that is placed on the incision line and strong skin with good elasticity and blood supply may heal superiorly to thin, stretched out skin.  Your plastic surgeon should be able to help you assess your particular situation.

Mennen T. Gallas, MD
Katy Plastic Surgeon

Skin elasticity and tummy tuck results

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This is an excellent question.  If your skin is thin and inelastic, then this can affect the outcome of the tummy tuck, both in terms of risk/complications and the aesthetic result.  This is definitely something that needs to be clarified with your plastic surgeon at the time of consultation.  Best of luck!

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