Along with loose skin surrounding the abdomen, pregnancy can lead to a number of other issues including stretch marks and unexpected scarring. While a Beverly Hills Tummy Tuck is seen as a great way to create a more firm and flat abdominal contour, many women wonder if it can also help with stretch marks and C-Section scars. While there are other procedures designed to reduce the visibility of scarring and/or stretch marks, a tummy tuck does not directly affect their appearance. A Tummy Tuck in Beverly Hills is designed to remove excess skin and tissue around the abdomen, while also repairing the underlying muscles that may have been damaged due to pregnancy. During this process, it is possible to remove some scarring and stretch marks, but it depends on the locations affected and the amount of correction necessary. While a tummy tuck may be able to remove some scarring and stretch marks, it should not be an expectation prior to surgery.
If stretch marks occur below the belly button, they have a great chance of being removed during a tummy tuck, but there are no guarantees. As part of the removal of excess skin, the affected areas may be completely excised from the abdomen, but the amount of excess skin surrounding the abdomen and the location of stretch marks will determine how much skin is actually removed. Patients who want to reduce the visibility of scarring and stretch marks should consider skin resurfacing and scar reduction treatments. While they won’t completely eliminate the affected areas, these skin procedures can help to minimize the appearance of scarring and stretch marks that may not have been excised during a Beverly Hills Tummy Tuck.
If you are considering a tummy tuck, but want to have a better idea if stretch marks can be removed in your specific circumstances, Schedule a Consultation with Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian. His years of experience and commitment to patient care will help to determine the effect, if any, that a tummy tuck will have on scarring and stretch marks.