How Visible Will Scars Be After A Celebrity Tummy Tuck?

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When facing any kind of surgical procedure, patients often wonder about what kind of scar they may be left with. This is particularly true when it comes to elective cosmetic procedures. Award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan and the professional team at Sawan Surgical Aesthetics fully understand the importance of minimizing visible scarring while achieving the most stunning results possible during cosmetic surgery in Oklahoma City, OK. Find out more about what level of scarring you can expect with one of the most popular and transformative cosmetic procedures, the celebrity tummy tuck, and learn how you may be able to reduce the visibility of your tummy tuck scar.

What is a celebrity tummy tuck?

Formally known as a 3D abdominoplasty, Dr. Sawan proudly offers his signature celebrity tummy tuck procedure as a life-changing solution for removing loose skin, getting rid of stubborn fat, and achieving a firmer, slimmer, flatter midsection. Unlike traditional tummy tuck surgery, the 3D abdominoplasty also addresses loose skin, stubborn fat, and other concerns on the thighs and flanks, further enhancing the patient’s physique. A celebrity tummy tuck can benefit both men and women, though it is most often performed on mothers who are looking to restore their pre-pregnancy body or patients who have lost a tremendous amount of weight.

How is full tummy tuck surgery performed?

During a 3D abdominoplasty in Oklahoma City, which takes about 2 – 3 hours and is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia in one of our fully accredited surgical facilities, Dr. Sawan will begin by placing a horizontal incision on the lower abdomen. While the incision typically runs from hip to hip, the precise length may depend on how much skin needs to be removed and whether a full tummy tuck, 3D abdominoplasty, mini tummy tuck, or other variation of the procedure is being performed. Dr. Sawan will then tighten and reinforce the abdominal fascia, correct diastasis recti (separated abdominal muscles) if present, and repair any hernias that he may detect. In many cases, liposuction is combined with tummy tuck surgery to remove stubborn pockets of fat and give patients an even more striking end result. Finally, Dr. Sawan will carefully excise the loose, hanging, excess skin from the abdomen, pull the remaining skin taut, and close the incision with sutures before moving on to address similar concerns in the flanks and thighs.

What will my celebrity tummy tuck scar look like?

Scarring is an inevitable consequence of tummy tuck surgery, though the vast majority of patients agree that their incredible physical transformation and increased self-confidence is more than enough to make up for the presence of a scar. Furthermore, Dr. Sawan takes great care to minimize the level of visible tummy tuck scarring as much as possible. Not only does Dr. Sawan strategically place his incisions where they can be concealed underneath clothing and swimsuits, but he also provides patients with comprehensive tummy tuck recovery instructions, including scar care recommendations. Some of the most important steps patients can take to ensure their tummy tuck scars heal and fade in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible include:

  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Wear sunscreen when sun exposure is unavoidable
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Stay hydrated
  • Use recommended topical products
  • Do not smoke (including before the procedure, during recovery, and after healing)

Keep in mind, the appearance of your tummy tuck scar can vary based on genetics, skin type, history of healing, and other factors. During your initial consultation for abdominoplasty in Oklahoma City, Dr. Sawan will evaluate your skin, take a thorough health history, and discuss realistic expectations for tummy tuck scarring.

Get the sexy, trim, Hollywood-worthy figure you’ve always wanted with celebrity tummy tuck in Oklahoma City, OK

If you have been considering tummy tuck surgery to get rid of loose skin, remove stubborn fat, and restore a more youthful figure but are concerned about scarring, we invite you to call the knowledgeable team at Sawan Surgical Aesthetics to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan today. Learn more about the life-changing benefits of 3D abdominoplasty in Oklahoma City, OK, and discover why so many men and women consider a tummy tuck scar well worth their fabulous new physique!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.