How can I hide my tummy tuck scar?

How can I hide my tummy tuck scar?

#1 – Taping. “We typically close abdominoplasty incisions with dissolvable sutures placed under the skin,” explains Dr. Wilke. “We then cover the incision with steri-strips/paper tape, which protects the incision and minimizes tension.

When can you wear a bathing suit after tummy tuck?

The short answer is that most of the time, you will be able to wear a bikini within 6 months or so of your tummy tuck, but there are a few things to consider: The main scar for a tummy tuck (and the only scar for a mini tummy tuck) is made in a similar place to a C-section scar.

Does a tummy tuck scar ever fade?

Like all surgical scars, abdominoplasty scars will never go away completely, but most patients feel they are well worth the benefits of achieving the smooth and flat abdominal contour they desire. Dr. Schlechter places the incisions as discreetly as possible to minimize scarring so that you can enjoy the best results.

What can I put on my tummy tuck incision?

Keep your surgical tape in place. Using a Q-tip soaked in diluted hydrogen peroxide (mixed with 50% water), gently dab the incision area. Then apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment to the tape, over the incision using another Q-tip.. Perform this cleaning after your shower.

How can I make my tummy tuck incision heal faster?

Here are five essential tummy tuck recovery tips:

  1. #1: Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet.
  2. #2: Start walking.
  3. #3: Change your sleeping position.
  4. #4: Wear recommended compression garments.
  5. #5: Stay hydrated.

What happens if you don’t wear binder after tummy tuck?

Compression bandages reduce the sagging of skin by adhering it to underlying tissue and help reduce swelling and bruising associated with the procedure. In the absence of compression garments, the excess skin left behind after liposuction sags, resulting in suboptimal results.

Can I take my compression garment off at night?

The compression garment must be worn 24/7 even when you sleep, you will be only allowed to take it off when you shower. It is recommended to have two garments, so you can have one for change. . Invest in a good quality garment as this influences the outcome of the surgery.

Can I take a bath 4 weeks after tummy tuck?

The doctor does not recommend swimming or tub baths for six weeks; showers only for the first six weeks after surgery.

How often should I massage my stomach after tummy tuck?

We suggest scar massage many times throughout the day for 5-10 minutes each session. It is important to strictly follow your post-operative tummy tuck instructions. We encourage you to walk around immediately in the post- operative period.

Can I sleep without my compression garment?

Can I sleep without my compression garment? During stage one of your recovery, you will need to wear compression garments throughout the day and also while sleeping. Patients should only remove the compression garment when showering.

When can I sleep without binder after tummy tuck?

Yes, You will need to wear a compression garment to bed for the first four weeks. For most procedures like tummy tucks, BBLs, lipo and body lifts, you will wear it full time for four weeks including when you sleep. You can take the garment off to go to sleep after 4 weeks.

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