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How do you get rid of scar tissue after tummy tuck?

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February 02, 2009 9:12PM

There's not that much that can be done about the scar after a tummy tuck. Usually, before a cosmetic surgery procedure, the surgeon will discuss where the scar will be located. There should also be talk about whether the abdominoplasty scar will be vertical or horizontal. The surgeon may also talk about an endoscopic tummy tuck which leaves smaller scars. Much of the choice depends on how much fat and excess skin is being removed. The choice also depends on whether this is a full or mini tummy tuck surgery.

That said, after the surgery, if you are not happy with the scar, there are some options. One is to wait - many scars will get better over time. You could also talk about this with your cosmetic surgeon. Perhaps a laser resurfacing procedure could improve the appearance of the skin surface.