What Scarring Comes with a Tummy Tuck?
When you have excess belly fat and skin, you may be considering plastic surgery to rid you of your problem area once and for all. However, you are probably curious about what type of scarring you can expect after your procedure. Dr. Jeremy White M.D. is happy to provide you with the information you need to make a decision about your tummy tuck procedure.
Your Scars Post Surgery
After your tummy tuck, you may notice that you have a scar where the surgeon has removed and tucked your skin. A skilled plastic surgeon will leave minimal scarring that will fade over time. Many patients find that their tummy tuck scar is almost unnoticeable after it has fully healed. Each patient will recover a little bit differently. Patients with different skin tones may find that scars are more noticeable than others.
Many women who have had children look to a tummy tuck to help achieve a slimmer silhouette. Any existing c-section scars can be incorporated into your tummy tuck scar. Many women fear that a tummy tuck will produce yet another deep scar, but most patients find that including the scar makes it no more noticeable as it was before.
Post Surgery Care Is Crucial
Taking proper care of your incision is the most important determining factor for scarring. Before your procedure, ask the doctor about what products you may use on your incision after your surgery. Make sure you have these items handy before your procedure. After your procedure, make sure you follow all doctor instructions for how to care for yourself. Protecting your incision will help minimize scarring and give you a better final result.
If you have questions about your tummy tuck, contact Dr. Jeremy White at ARC Plastic Surgery today for more information. Call 305-697-5901 to schedule your initial consultation.