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 after multiple surgeries on the abdomen
You could have a great looking tummy after a tummy tuck with most of the old scars removed and a nice, flat result.
However, you need to lose weight first because from your photo you are not presently a good candidate. Also, the pain you experience, if it is from adhesions, will still likely be there becausde the TT doesn't go inside your abdomen to address anything inside.
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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.
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.
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