Our surgeons are highly skilled and trained experts and they will do everything they can to keep tummy tuck scars as inconspicuous as possible.
The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure which involves excess abdominal skin removal and often tightening of the underlying muscles to provide a firmer, flatter belly.
This is an excellent and rewarding procedure for individuals with excess fat and skin of the abdomen and loose abdominal muscles due to factors like pregnancy, weight loss or weight fluctuations, genetics, surgery or poor lifestyle habits.
Our Techniques Minimize Tummy Tuck Scars
The first step to minimizing tummy tuck scars is to find a highly qualified, board certified plastic surgeon.
While complications may result with even the best of surgeons, the risk of complications, including the risk of excess or undesirable scarring, is significantly lower when you choose an experienced and skilled surgeon to perform your abdominal skin removal procedure.
Our tummy tuck surgeons have extensive experience in abdominalplasty and other cosmetic surgery procedures.
They will do everything possible to ensure optimal tummy tuck results.
Tips from Tummy Tuck Patients
Our abdominoplasty patients have many tips and tricks for minimizing scarring. Patients have used a variety of scar-minimizing products like vitamin E cream, cortisone cream, scar cream, and silicone sheets.
These can work very well; just make sure that you follow our surgeon’s advice for how and when they should be used.
Massage is also very helpful. Our surgeons will also advise you to avoid smoking both before and after surgery as smoking decreases circulation and slows the healing process which, in turn, can result in larger, more prominent tummy tuck scars.
While the scar may appear worse immediately after surgery it will fade and flatten over time. For most patients, enjoying a firmer, flatter, more toned tummy is well worth the trade for the scar.
For more information about this procedure or about how to minimize tummy tuck scars, schedule a complimentary consultation with our tummy tuck NYC or Long Island specialists today.
You may also view our before and after abdominoplasty pictures to get an idea of post op tummy tuck scars.