Is it possible to have a tummy tuck after several vertical incisions?
I have had 3 c-sections, an artificial disk placement, hysterectomy and a lower abdominal mesh placement for an incision hernia. All of these surgeries were vertical incisions that start 1 inch below my belly button down to vaginal area. I have also had a cervical and lower spinal fusions, but they were not through my abdominal. wondering if its possible.
Thanks for your question. It is not unusual to remove an old vertical scar and replace it with a well hidden horizontal scar. You would need a consultation to evaluate your abdomen given your previous surgeries. As long as your weight is near ideal (BMI close to 25 but certainly less than 30) you may qualify. Hopefully you can find someone in your area using the Smart Beauty Guide to assess you. Best of Luck!
Tummy Tuck with Lower Abdominal Vertical Incisions
If you truly need an abdominoplasty, then all the skin of the lower abdomen is removed, so the vertical incision is removed. The previous surgeries should not effect the tummy tuck.
The simple answer is yes. However, previous incision must be taken into consideration when planning. Many patients have tummy tucks after prior surgery.
A tummy tuck can be done after prior abdominal surgeries, but with certain previous scars, and increased risk of wound healing problems may occur. Your consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon will help to evaluate this.
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Yes it's certainly possible to have a tummy tuck after lower midline abdominal incision (what you're describing). In fact, when this is done, the vertical incision will be removed completely.