Tummy tuck surgery, designed to tighten, tone, and slim the lower abdomen, is one of our most popular body contouring procedures. Nevertheless, our tummy tuck candidates are often concerned about the visibility of postoperative scarring. Will my tummy tuck scar be noticeable when I wear a bathing suit? How can I reduce the appearance of my scar? These are some of the most common questions we receive from prospective patients.
In most cases, the incision used for tummy tuck surgery is made across the lower abdomen and can run from hip to hip depending upon the patient’s individual goals. Typically, the more skin a patient wishes to remove, the longer this scar will be. However, Dr. Scott Miller takes great care to make this incision at a location that can best be concealed by most types of underwear.
Dr. Miller also recommends that tummy tuck patients minimize physical exertion during their recovery. By reducing engagement in strenuous exercise or activity, the abdominal region can be better protected against undue strain or tension, ultimately facilitating the healing process. We also remind our patients at that scars usually continue to fade for a year or two after surgery, and that the vast majority of patients say the results of the procedure far outweigh any worries they initially had about scarring.
For more information about tummy tuck surgery, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller, please contact our office today.