Tummy Tuck Scars

Scars and scarring are a fact of life with surgery. You have to accept that but there are some things that you can do to minimize their appearance. More Scar Information.

Does the surgery leave scars?

Yes. Most, if not all surgical incisions leave scars. Severity of the scars depend on your health, how fast you heal, the surgical technique used, the type of operation as well as many other factors.

How long do tummy tuck scars last?

Scars may last up to two years. For those with serious scars other options may include laser scar removal, scar revisions or other surgical techniques. Generally they appear dark and thick for the few weeks to a few months then start fading over the following months. Most grow lighter with time and may take up to a year to flatten out and lighten in color where they may almost fade away completely.

Where are the scars located?

The surgeon takes particular care to make incisions below the line of swimsuits or underwear so they will be hidden from sight.

What can be done to reduce scars?

Applying a topical steroid cream for a few days following surgery can significantly reduce tummy tuck scars. If done consistently for about 6 weeks, the scars will fade faster and become much less noticeable.