3 Years Ago I Had a Tummy Tuck, but my Doctor Made my Incision Way Too Low Cutting Some of my Pubic Area off. it looks really unatural to me, and ive been uncomfortable with it, from the look of the picutre can it be reversed? do i have enough skin or pubic area left to bring this incision up so that i will have a more natural pubic area?
Tummy Tuck Incision in Pubic Area, Too Low. Can This Be Fixed?
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Low tummy tuck scar
Your scar is low, but it is well placed considering the styles of clothing, undergarments and bathing suits worn today. It does not appear as if there is enough skin to significantly reverse the scar, but you won't know that for sure until you have been reevaluated by a PS.
Incision Too Low for Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
While most patients do prefer a low incision for tummy tuck / abdominoplasty, it does appear that your incision was placed too low for your anatomy. Without examining you in person, it is impossible to know if you have enough pubic laxity to raise the incision. However, I think a combination of raising the incision and aggressive liposuction of your anterior abdomen and flanks can give you a nice result.
Tummy Tuck Incision in Pubic Area Too Low. Can This Be Fixed?
I agree with the other commentators that most patients prefer a lower incision.
In your case, however, the scar does appear somewhat low. It is likely that now that 3 years have passed your pubic area could be raised - exactly how much would depend on the remaining skin laxity in this zone.
It would definitely be worth seeing a plastic surgeon to find out how much improvement you could expect.
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Low incision from a tummy tuck - can it be adjusted?
Your scar has healed well though it may be slightly low. It may be able to be elevated higher as you would like but this would depend on the laxity of your mons right now. You may be able to test this by trying to push the hair bearing mons higher but the best way to accurately ascertain this would to be evaluated by a plastic surgeon.
Tummy Tuck Scar Too Low???
Your scar does appear to be a little low. But, not by much. For most women, the lower the better. Typically, I try to place the scar about 5-7 cm above the beginning of the cleft between your labia. Yours appears a little lower than this. The easiest way to tell if it can be raised, is to use your hands and pull up on your skin above your scar. If your scar moves up, then it can be moved up that far.
Revision after tummy tuck
From the photo it appears that you do not have very much skin over your pubis thus making it very unlikely that you would have enough to raise your scar by any significant amount. good luck
Moving the Tummy Tuck Incision
It's not often that a patients asks to raise her tummy tuck incision. If additional skin can be removed from above the incision, this can raise the hair bearing area of the pubic region. Hard to tell from the pictures, but I would reconsult with your plastic surgeon if available, or get a second opinion from another board certified plastic surgeon in your area.
You have a well placed tummy tuck scar that has healed beatifully- despite the tendency of patient's with your skin type to develop thickened scar - your scar is perfect ! I think its reasonable to have some liposuction done to your abdominal wall to improve the contour futher.