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The visibility of the scar after tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is a common concern for many people considering to undergo this popular body contouring procedure. While it is impossible to avoid the presence of some sort of scar due to the need for an incision, the good news is that by following the advice outlined below, you may be able to help minimize the final appearance of your abdominoplasty scar.

It is important to note that while these tips can help promote an optimal scar appearance, the end result will also be impacted by factors such as the extent of skin removed during surgery, your natural healing process, predisposition for scarring, the incision closure method utilized and the overall skill of your plastic surgeon—the latter two of which can usually be somewhat controlled by choosing a highly experienced and skilled board-certified plastic surgeon who has verifiable evidence in achieving exceptional abdominoplasty outcomes.

Can Anything Be Done About an Unsightly Tummy Tuck Scar?

In the event you have undergone abdominoplasty in the past and are dissatisfied with the ultimate look of your scar, you may be able to improve its appearance through scar revision. Dr. Turkeltaub offers a number of treatments for wide and large scars at our practice, and although these procedures will not magically erase all signs of scarring, they can often help significantly improve aesthetic and/or functional issues related to a less than ideal tummy tuck scar.

If you would like more information on how to minimize abdominoplasty scarring or if you have a scar from a previous tummy tuck that you wish to improve, please feel free to reach out to our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Turkeltaub.

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As always, our highest priority is to ensure YOUR safety and well-being.

With coronavirus/COVID-19 still a health issue, we want you to know that we are continuing to take extreme infection control measures in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. This also means that only patients will be permitted to come into our office and everyone will have their temperature checked.

In an abundance of caution, we are requesting that if you are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness, please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment. You may also want to contact your healthcare provider for further evaluation.

We do offer Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through doxy.me. This is best used for specific situations including postoperative questions and as a substitute for some postoperative office visits relating to certain procedures. However, if you are planning to proceed with surgery, an in-office evaluation will be required.

We are all in this together and really appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.