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Length of The Scar After A Tummy Tuck

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Every single patient that comes to the clinic is extremely concerned about the length of the scar after a tummy tuck. As a matter of fact, one of the first things that they ask for when we start a conversation is a mini tummy tuck, rather than a traditional tummy tuck. Usually, the scar of the tummy tuck goes from hip to hip, which is the standard when it comes to tummy tuck scars. The reason is that most people’s skin has been stretched significantly in all quadrants of the abdomen (i.e. upper and lower quadrant on the right and the left side of the abdomen). So if you have excess skin everywhere on your abdomen, there is no way the surgeon can cut the excess skin with just a small incision like in a mini tummy tuck.

 

The mini tummy tuck is a procedure that results in a much smaller scar than a regular tummy tuck. However, the surgeon cannot do a mini tummy tuck on everybody. This will depend on the your skin. The more excess skin you have, the longer the scar.

For the traditional tummy tuck, you will have a scar from hip to hip. In some patients, we even have to extend it farther than the hip, and sometimes all the way to the lower back in order to close the incision to avoid producing dog ears. If you try to cut corners because you want a shorter scar, the excess skin around the scar will bunch up on the sides, creating what is called a dog-ear. This is a very unsatisfactory and unappealing result of a tummy tuck, which any surgeon wishes to avoid at all costs.

To understand what determines the length of your scar, it requires a bit of math and geometry. If we look at the abdomen from the bellybutton and we draw a line to the sides where the skin needs to be removed, once we connect this to the lower abdomen, the shape that it creates is like a triangle when we put all this together. So when we close, the two lines on the top need to match the line on the bottom part. In other words, the amount of excess skin needs to match the length of the triangle that we are creating.

Your surgeon may boost the size of your bottom from the side with fat grafting; however, he or she may not necessarily be able to reshape your body into an hourglass. Only an experienced, innovative, and skilled plastic surgeon can do this perfectly.

For this reason, whenever you have a tummy tuck, one of the things that needs to be determined prior to surgery is more or less how long the scar is going to be. If you are not willing to accept the length of the scar required to remove all your excess skin, then you are not going to be a satisfied customer. Therefore, you should take into account that the length of the scar is crucial to having impressive results, but at the same time will leave scarring. It is up to you to decide whether you can live with that, so make sure to consider this before the surgery.

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Location of the tummy tuck scarBefore choosing to do a tummy tuck, one of the main concerns of patients is how big the scar will be and where it will be located. When it comes to the location of the tummy tuck scar, the surgeon marks the scar as low as possible so that it is less noticeable and you can even cover the scar in a bikini.
However, even though the scar is meant to be low, some patients may have it lower than others. This is determined by the following factors:

 

  1. The skin condition and amount of excess skin
  2. The distance of the belly button to the lower portion of your abdomen where the scar is going to be located
  3. If your skin is very loose that means that your skin can stretch more. The more your skin is able to stretch, the lower the location of the tummy tuck scar is going to be. When we close the incision on the abdomen, the top part of the skin and the lower part of the skin are brought together. You will notice there are two vectors in your scar, one going down and one going up. Because of the skin’s elasticity, the scar will lift to some extent when it feels the tension in the closure of the incision. In other words, if your skin is more elastic then there is more skin from the top, making it possible to position the tummy tuck scar lower.

On the other hand, if you have a very tight skin then the skin is going to resist being stretched. When this happens, the closure will make your tummy tuck scar higher.

Now another thing that you need to consider is the distance between your bellybutton and the lower part of your abdomen. The longer the distance is, the higher your scar will be. The reason for this is because as I mentioned in previous videos, the tummy tuck involves cutting the skin below the bellybutton. The longer the distance between the point where we have to suture down from the abdomen to the lower part of the abdomen, the more tension there is going to be. The tension causes your tummy tuck scar to rise.

Therefore, you will certainly have scarring after a tummy tuck. It is only a matter of how high or low will the scar be, which depends on the two factors aforementioned. Fortunately, you will be able to hide the tummy tuck scar with your bikini or underwear after surgery.

HOURGLASS TV SCHEDULE
Make sure that you connect with us on the hourglass TV:
Monday: Bootyman 6:00 CST on YouTube
Tuesday: Wonder Breasts 6:00 CST on YouTube
Wednesday: Star Bodies 6:00 CST on YouTube
Thursday: Hourglass operating room and Shoddy 6:00 P.M. CST on YouTube
Friday: Superhourglass 6:00 CST on YouTube

WEBSITES
To view Dr. Cortes’s impressive results, you can log on to his multiple websites:

  1. http://www.rejuvenusaesthetics.com
  2. http://www.hourglasstummytuck.com
  3. http://www.babygotbutt.com
  4. http://www.wonderbreastreduction.com
  5. http://www.wonderbreastlift.com
  6. http://www.bestbreastsandbutts.com
  7. http://www.miscurvaslatinas.com
  8. http://www.houstonbestbreasts.com

CONTACT US:
You can contact his office by email at cosmeticinfo@drhourglass.com, Phone #: 713-636-2729. Text message: 713-636-2729. Also, you can contact him through social media, including direct messaging through Instagram at dr_cortes, Facebook Messenger at Dr. Wilberto Cortes, and WhatsApp at 936-499-8075. To view Dr. Cortes’s impressive results, you can also follow him on the following social media sites.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
To view Dr. Cortes’s impressive results, you can also follow him on the following social media sites:
Facebook – Dr. Wilberto Cortes
https://www.facebook.com/RejuvenusAesthetics
Twitter- @drhourglass
https://twitter.com/drhourglass
Instagram- dr_cortes
https://www.instagram.com/dr_cortes/
YouTube – Wilberto Cortes M.D.
https://www.youtube.com/user/drcortespatients

YouTube – Wilberto Cortes
https://www.youtube.com/user/rejuvenus
Snapchat – Dr. Cortes
drhourglass
Whats’ app – 936-499-8075
Linkedin – Wilberto Cortes
Google Plus- Dr. WilbertoCortesLive
https://plus.google.com/105096590874714404837/about
Vimeo- Wilberto Cortes
https://vimeo.com/user11720204
Pinterest- Dr. Wilberto Cortes Plastic Surgeon
https://www.pinterest.com/drcortes76/
Periscope- Dr. Wilberto Cortes – @drhourglass

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