If you are planning to undergo tummy tuck surgery, you’re probably excited about having a firmer, flatter tummy. At the same time, you may be somewhat apprehensive about surgery, because of possible scarring. It’s therefore essential to ask your plastic surgeon – Will a tummy tuck leave scars?
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a procedure that is done to tighten and firm the abdomen. This involves removing loose, sagging skin, and tightening the underlying muscles.
Will a tummy tuck leave scars?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure, so there will be scars left along the line of the incisions. Scars are part of the body’s natural wound healing process, but they typically fade over time. In addition, there are procedures that can be done to make scars less visible.
The size of the scar after a tummy tuck will depend on the type of procedure performed. The incision for a full tummy tuck is usually made on the abdomen just above the pubic area and may extend from one hip to the other. When the incision is made low enough, the resulting scar is usually well-concealed below the bikini line.
Minimizing tummy tuck scars
The technique used by the surgeon can help to minimize scarring after a tummy tuck. It is therefore important to consult with a skilled surgeon that has significant experience performing abdominoplasty, and utilizes advanced surgical techniques.
Treatments such as laser therapy and silicone scar treatment, can also be used to improve the appearance of tummy tuck scars.
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