Hi! My question is a little complicated. I have had several abdominal surgeries: 3 children/all c-section, 2 colon surgeries, hysterectomy, etc. My stomach (from the navel down) is a patchwork of scars. I experience alot of pain around my navel area, and was told it was possibly due to adhesions. Would a tummy tuck remove all of that and help me? If not, what do you recommend to help? I am very embarassed about my body. Thank you for your time!
Tummy Tuck to Correct Problems from Multiple Surgery Scarring?
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A tummy tuck can correct the scars below your belly button.
Using an abdominoplasty to remove multiple lower abdominal scars
If all of your scars are from the umbilicus down then these can be converted to a low transverse scar. This is not an uncommonly requested procedure and works quite well.
Tummy Tuck and inside the belly Scarring
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) gives the best results in non-obese individuals who are at a stable weight and who do not plan on having more children. The operation will remove the skin and subcutaneous fat from the belly button to the pubis, flatten the tummy by putting the rectus (six pack) muscles together, narrow the waist and lift a sagging pubis.
But - the operation will do nothing for recurrent intraabdominal pain from presumed adhesions. If symptomatic (recurrent bouts of nausea and vomiting etc) they may need to be released surgically.
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Tummy Tuck will help multiple surgery scarring
From the pictures, you will need to lose some weight before surgery. You may have umbilical hernia and that may cause your pain. Please make a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to get more information.
Will tummy tuck fix my problems related to multiple abdominal operations?
Abdominoplasty may remove your scars
Correction of scars following abdominal surgery
Thank you for your question. Tummy tuck would likely eliminate your present scars below your belly button, but trade them for the traditional tummy tuck scar - low and curved, along the full width of the abdomen, in addition to a scar around the belly button itself. Tummy tuck would also flatten the abdomen, remove overhanging skin and fat, and, with liposuction, narrow and contour the waistline. Abdominal pain due to adhesions from prior surgery, however, would not be addressed. These adhesions are thin bands of scar tissue between and around the intestines - tummy tuck does not involve intervention inside the abdominal cavity itself. In short, tummy tuck would be a nice option to improve your appearance; it would not, however, address your pain.
Scars below the belly button should be removed
Tummy Tuck to Correct Problems from Multiple Surgery Scarring
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