Scarless Tummy Tuck – Is it Possible?

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Is Scarless Tummy Tuck possible?

Tummy tucks are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed due to the dramatic results they deliver. Both men and women who want to remove excess fat and skin below the belly button to slim their figure often resort to this type of cosmetic surgery after going through pregnancy or weight loss.

One of the main side effects of traditional tummy tucks is scars where the incisions are made, which are permanent and rarely discrete due to where they’re located. The scars can vary in shape, size, and texture, depending on the patient, as well as the extent of the fat and skin that were removed.

Many people have heard of scarless tummy tucks and often inquire about this type of procedure in hopes of not having to be left with any marks once they heal and recover from the surgery. It’s important to understand if a scarless tummy tuck is possible before reaching out to a plastic surgeon.

Tummy Tuck with no scar – The Truth

Many people hear the term “scarless tummy tuck” and wonder if it’s a marketing term or if it’s possible to undergo a tummy tuck without any scars being left behind. Although the idea of undergoing a tummy tuck that doesn’t cause any scars seems appealing, it’s not possible when localized excess fat and skin are removed from the midsection.

The incisions made during the procedure leaves behind scars, which are inevitable, but the plastic surgeon takes the necessary steps to reduce and minimize the appearance of the scar. Scars can be less noticeable and apparent when working with a plastic surgeon who is more skilled and has more experience performing tummy tucks. Fortunately, there are still options available to prevent dramatic scars from remaining, including revisions that are made to the scars following the procedure.

What are your “scarless” tummy tuck options?

If you want to undergo a tummy tuck, there are still options available to discuss with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Renuvion J Plasma

Renuvion J Plasma is effective in flattening the tummy with the use of helium-activated radiofrequency energy. The technology tightens the skin, and a small incision is made where the energy is transferred. However, the incisions are much more discrete compared to the scars that come with undergoing a tummy tuck.

You can have a flat abdomen without resorting to extreme dieting and exercise. The procedure helps stimulate the growth of collagen when the energy is used under the skin. This outpatient procedure typically takes less than one hour to perform and is a safe way of tightening abdominal skin over the next six to nine months after the treatment is initially performed.

This procedure is considered to be an effective alternative to traditional tummy tucks without having a scar that connects to both of your hip bones. The cost is traditionally half the price of a tummy tuck and can even be combined with liposuction to help you achieve even better results.

The best candidates for Renuvion J Plasma are anyone with loose skin around the abdomen or aging skin that has lost its elasticity. Candidates must have realistic expectations and have localized pockets of excess fat. It’s ideal for anyone who desires to have a slimmer and more toned stomach without suffering from extensive scarring.

The results are relatively permanent, allowing you to enjoy a transformed mid-section long-term without having to undergo multiple revisions in the future, compared to similar cosmetic procedures.

Endoscopic Tummy Tuck

Although scarless tummy tucks aren’t yet possible, endoscopic tummy tucks are an alternative for men and women who have abdominal wall laxity without a lot of excess skin. Candidates of this type of procedure is anyone who is in relatively good shape and has a tummy that is similar to a pooch.

With an endoscopic tummy tuck, the plastic surgeon tightens the abdominal wall to reduce the appearance of a bloated midsection.

Although this cosmetic surgery is similar to a traditional tummy tuck, it only requires making a small incision close to the pubic bone, which allows it to be discrete. The incision is much smaller and less prominent, making it easy to have more options with undergarments and bathing suits that are worn.

Reverse Tummy Tuck

You can also talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon about undergoing a reverse tummy tuck, which is rare because not everyone is a candidate for this type of procedure. Only 1% of tummy tuck candidates are eligible for a reverse tummy tuck. If you want to consider this type of surgery, you must be a non-smoker in good health. Your plastic surgeon will require you to have loose abdominal skin.

A plastic surgeon will make an incision on the lower breast and cross over the sternum, which is much more discrete than traditional tummy tuck scars. This procedure works well in rejuvenating the breast for women who want to transform the chest and abdomen.

Limited Incision Tummy Tuck with Liposuction

A limited incision tummy tuck with liposuction, also known as a mini tummy tuck, leaves behind a minimal scar that measures four to eight inches, depending on how much skin and fat need to be removed. The procedure also involves liposuction to allow the patient to get the best results from both procedures without undergoing more than one surgery.

The incision is made directly on the bikini line, which prevents it from being noticeable while wearing low-cut jeans, bikinis, or undergarments. There’s also less scarring and the belly button doesn’t have to be reconstructed or moved, which is common when undergoing a traditional tummy tuck.

Dr. Ernesto Torres

Dr. Ernesto Torres

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Dr. Ernesto Torres specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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