Creating An Optimal Tummy Tuck Scar In Miami

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Abdominoplasty, or more widely-known as a tummy tuck, is a popular plastic surgery procedure that eliminates the appearance of a hanging lower abdomen to improve body contour and strengthen abdominal muscles. Depending on the type of tummy tuck, it requires a plastic surgeon to create an incision across the abdomen that ranges from a few inches to the entire length. You can imagine then, that this incision site will lead the formation of a visible scar, which the main deterrent for most people interested in a tummy tuck.

Scars & Tummy Tuck

It is important to know that although there is a scar after the tummy tuck procedure, highly-experienced and board-certified plastic surgeons are capable of using techniques to minimize its appearance. In general, the goal of a tummy tuck surgery is to create an aesthetically pleasing abdomen which includes keeping the scar as low as possible so that it can be hidden easily with underpants or bikini bottoms. However, the final positioning of the scar is not only dependent on the surgical techniques by the plastic surgeon, but also on the unique anatomy of the patient.

Here are some tips that can help you learn more about tummy tuck scars. During your consultation with your plastic surgeon, you can bring your swimsuit to give them an idea of where the ideal scar position is. For example, if it is a low bikini, your plastic surgeon can try to create a low, flat incision. You should also ask about incision sites on before-and-after photos of previous patients to help you develop a better idea and realistic expectations.

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Additionally, as your body heals from a Miami tummy tuck procedure, there are certain steps that you can follow to help minimize the scar as much as possible during recovery. It is important that while your skin is healing, you keep it out of direct sunlight because UV radiation can increase scarring. This does not mean that you must avoid the beach; you should enjoy your new body out in the sun and on the sand, just remember to keep the incision site covered and protected.

Plastic surgeons also recommend the use of silicone creams that can be applied topically onto the site of incision or silicone sheeting, which makes the scar appear flat. Finally, one of the most important aspects to keep in mind when reducing the scar during recovery is to allow it to heal with little tension.

Keeping Scars Minimal

Low tension has the ability to keep the scar as thin and minimal as possible. For instance, in most tummy tuck scars, the center portion of the scar is the widest and most noticeable because it experiences the highest amount of tension. Therefore, as you are recovering, try your very best to sit more often and avoid stretching back as ways to keep tension off the scar. The scar should be fully healed by 12 weeks or so.

As you can see, there are many different ways of minimizing the scar so don’t let this be a reason for stopping you from being your best self with a tummy tuck. If you have any other questions or are interested in a Miami tummy tuck, we want to invite you to meet Dr Phillip Craft at Body By Craft Clinic for a personal consultation.

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