I am concerned about scars from a Tummy Tuck

Posted on May 4, 2010 by: Dr. Ronald DeMars

There are various ways to do a tummy tuck in Portland, the most common is a low scar in the pubic area stretching from hip to hip. You need to realize the scar will migrate up slightly from where the markings are made prior to surgery, so always make it just a little lower than you think it should be.

I prefer to have a patient wear a favorite bathing suit style while we mark her so we make sure and keep the lines inside the material of the swim suit. A good surgeon has several techniques to minimize the scar, but ultimately your genetic disposition to making scar tissue will determine how thick or thin or red or white the scar is.