I am 4 months PO. I do not like my scar placement and it is stressing me out and depressing me sooo much. I also don't think I'm as tight as I could be and have dog ears. Does it look like some smartlipo, skin tightening and lowering the scar are options for me to get a better result?
Tummy Tuck Scar Revision, Am I a Candidate? (photo)
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Revise Tummy Tuck Scar
Thank you for your question.
I would have to examine you in person to be certain, but from your photos it does appear that you have enough excess skin to revise your Tummy Tuck Scar to a lower location.
Careful Liposuction could also improve your result
Tummy Tuck Scar Revision, Am I a Candidate?
No you are not at this time. you should wait at least a full year. But the issue is the pre operative discussions between you and your surgeon as to incision placement. This lowering idea is very very hard to achieve. No lipo will address these issues.
Revision will improve your results
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Tummy Tuck Revision Surgery Candidate?
Thank you for the question and pictures.
Although you may want to wait a few additional months of (and even up to one year) before undergoing revisionary surgery, I think you will be able to achieve an improved results with additional skin excision and possibly liposuction surgery.
After tummy tuck
As a rule, the center of the abdomen is tighter than the sides after tummy tuck because much more tissue can be removed from the midline than from the sides. In your situation, you have two issues the level of the scar being too high and the extra tissue. You should discuss the revision with your doctor and wear underwear or bathing suit while being marked for the surgery to make sure the scar can be hidden, and where you want it. The level of the lateral arm of the scar has changed many times as fashion has changed, and I suspect that it is going to continue to change with the garment fashion industry changes.
Tummy Tuck Scar Revision
Thanks for your question and for the photographs you have attached.from the third photo it looks like you're demonstrating some laxity near the edge of the incision. It looks like there is enough excess skin here event her incision could be lowered by extending your abdominoplasty part or most of the way around towards the back, the procedure some call posterior body lift or a belt lipectomy.
It looks from the photos that she's had a full tummy tuck, but the skin tightening from that procedure will not extend beyond the incision. I don't think that SmartLipo will give you any improvement.
Thanks and best wishes
Scar care after tummy tuck
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Tummy tuck scar revision - am I a candidate?
If unsightly scars are still present after approximately a year's time, other things that your surgeon may consider are intralesional steroid injections, laser, or just surgical revision of the scar itself. Revision may be considered to lower or conceal incision if appropriate and there is enough laxity to potentially move the incision.
Hope that this helps! Best wishes!
Problem scars around the umbilicus and positioning of the low transverse scar after an abdominoplasty
Problem scars around the umbilicus and positioning of the low transverse scar after an abdominoplasty. The umbilical scar is really he cherry on the ice cream sundae when it comes to abdominoplasty surgery. It is the most visible scar and most plastic surgeons are very careful to create a nice, aesthetically pleasing scar. Everything can be done correctly and a small percentage of patients will make a bad scar. Your scar and lateral fullness can be improved with a revision.
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