Hi im 52 yrs old..i had a c section many yrs ago..i now have a sagging stomach with an old scar of an old fashioned c section..straight down the line..can that be fixed?
FROM YOUR DESCRIPTION, YOU MIGHT REALLY GET ALL THE BENEFITS YOU ARE SEEKING WITH A TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY) PROCEDURE. THIS POPULAR, SATISFYING OPERATION TIGHTENS AND FLATTENS THE APPEARANCE OF THE ABDOMEN WHILE REMOVING LOOSE, HANGING SKIN AND FAT FROM ABOUT THE BELLY BUTTON AREA DOWN. TYPICALLY MOST OR ALL OF THE SCARS FROM A C-SECTION CAN BE REMOVED , WHETHER VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL SCARS, AT THE SAME TIME. A PRIVATE, IN-DEPTH CONSULTATION WITH A BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON SHOULD BE YOUR NEXT STEP. GOOD LUCK!
What a great question. Of course this can be fixed. A Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty (LTA) will address the loose skin and remove that vertical scar for you. It is recommended you consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to address this concern. We wish you well!
People who have especially slack skin in their midsection need more than what liposuction alone can offer. Typical candidates for a full tummy tuck are women with drooping abdomens after pregnancy, women and men who’ve lost a great deal of weight, menopausal women, or older people with loose skin due to age. In the tummy tuck, the skin from the rib cage down to the pelvic area is tightened, and the navel is moved up and secured in a new positIon.
A mini-tummy tuck is especially effective for people who look pretty good from the navel up. The main difference between the 2 procedures is that the mini-tummy tuck doesn’t require moving or reconstructing the navel and the incision is shorter than the one made in a full tummy tuck.
It sure can. Usually a tummy tuck removes all of the skin between the pubic region and the belly button so the old vertical scar is removed. Come in for a complimentary consultation or look at the photos on my web site.
It can be fixed but will have to be done through the old vertical scar
If you have a vertical scar of the abdomen, it may be fully or partially removed with a tummy tuck. And the sagging abdominal tissues are what a tummy tuck is designed for! Your age is not a detriment to a tummy tuck.
Best to speak to a board certified plastic surgeon about potential benefits of a tummy tuck.
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City
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