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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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A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to 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.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

For more information, please read our blog – Coronavirus and You: Important Information

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