Posted June 14, 2017 in Scarring, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Scarring Risks With Traditional Tummy Tuck Surgery
A traditional tummy tuck places incisions in the lower abdomen as well as around the navel. Through these incisions, the surgeon tightens the abdominal wall and removes excess skin and fat to create a smoother and more sculpted abdomen. However, the traditional abdominoplasty technique places a notable amount of tension on the surgical incision. This tension and fluid accumulation (seroma) during recovery can lead to keloid or hypertrophic scars, which may be prominent, unsightly, and uncomfortable. Scar treatments such as embrace® scar therapy can help reduce pre-existing tummy tuck scars, but in an ideal situation, you would not need to rely on such methods. The best tummy tuck results ought to have minimal scarring in the first place.
Greatly Reduced Scarring With Dr. Calabria’s Tummy Tuck Technique
Dr. Calabria’s abdomino-advancing-plasty technique reduces the amount of scarring that results after tummy tuck surgery. First, the main incision is strategically placed across the pelvis with a second, unnoticeable incision hidden inside the navel. These incisions can easily be hidden by swimsuits. Additionally, Dr. Calabria uses key sutures to reduce the tension on the incisions. This leads to less noticeable scarring and a greatly reduced chance of hypertrophic or keloid scars. Additional benefits include a shorter recovery, almost zero seroma, and more sculpted results. By undergoing a tummy tuck with Dr. Calabria, patients can have minimal scarring, better results, and a more positive surgical experience.
If you would like to achieve a flatter and shapelier abdominal contour without noticeable scarring, Dr. Calabria can help. As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. Renato Calabria has performed cosmetic surgery for countless patients. He has refined his surgical techniques over more than 20 years in this industry. To learn more about Dr. Calabria’s abdomino-advancing-plasty technique for tummy tuck surgery and how it can reduce scarring, request your consultation online. You can also call us directly at our Beverly Hills location (310.777.0069), our Palm Springs location (760.836.0077), or our Rome, Italy location (39.349.4662323).