What scarring should you expect after a Tummy Tuck?

In a full Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty, the scar will extend from one side of the groin and hip right the way across to the other side so it is a significant scar but I will usually be able to place it below the bikini line or belt line so that in swim or underwear the scar is not detectable.

There is a scar around the belly button but there are tricks and techniques to make this inconspicuous and I will usually aim to give you a belly button better than the one you have before surgery, if at all possible.
For some people a so called Fleur de Lys Abdominoplasty may be appropriate when much more tissue can be removed but there is then a visible midline vertical scar.

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The tummy is often seen as a problem area, as it can be difficult to tone up, particularly as you age. Women, in particular, can find this difficult as childbirth causes the abdominal muscles to stretch and separate. An abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure aimed at removing excess skin, small amounts of resistant fatty tissue and tightening up the abdominal muscles. The procedure is suitable for men and women who are at or near their ideal body weight.

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