After significant weight loss or pregnancy, you may notice that there is a pouch of excess skin that hangs from your abdomen. This unflattering appearance can fortunately be corrected with a Toronto tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, a form of plastic surgery that targets loose skin and weakened muscles of the abdominal area.
As a surgery, a tummy tuck will lead to the formation of a scar afterwards because of the surgical incision; however, the goal of this procedure is to create an aesthetically pleasing abdomen, so your plastic surgeon will aim to place the incision site in a spot that can easily be hidden. With your care and treatment after surgery as well, the appearance of your scar can be minimized.
A Toronto tummy tuck can either be the standard, traditional surgery or a partial, mini-tummy tuck depending on your needs and current body. If you are undergoing a full, traditional tummy tuck then your scar will likely span the entire length of your abdomen. If you are opting for a mini-tummy tuck, you will likely have a smaller incision made and thus, a smaller scar. Regardless of the scar size, you must remember to be patient and allow your body to heal well in order to reduce the appearance of your scar.
Once the incision is healed, the steri-strips applied by your plastic surgeon will begin to peel off. This is a sign that you can begin applying various skin treatments to help the scar fade. A commonly used and recommended scar treatment is silicone cream, which helps with scar maturation. Another popular treatment for scars is silicone sheeting, which helps flatten scars and prevent it from rising.
A big question that is left unanswered is “When should you begin the treatment for your Toronto tummy tuck scar?”. Honestly, experts have not seen a major difference in the final scar appearance between starting treatment a couple of days after surgery or a few weeks post-op. However, if you have any concerns or questions, it is important to ask your plastic surgeon and to follow their instructions for recovery.
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