Scarring is a consequence of any type of surgery but looms larger during a cosmetic correction. Having a good scar result after abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is critical to most patients—the less noticeable the scarring, the better the outcome. Whatever the result, it will last a lifetime. Still, there are steps plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss can take to make sure your scarring is minimized and barely noticeable.
Of course, the visibility of your tummy tuck scar starts with the surgery itself. As a highly trained and experienced body contouring specialist, Dr. Dreyfuss will take every precaution to ensure your scars are minimally visible and easily hidden by your clothing. His attention to details like incision technique, sutures, dressings, and post-surgery care will promote appropriate healing and less visible scars. He also offers post-recovery treatments that will have you forgetting about these cosmetic concerns entirely.
Laser Genesis offers a considerable improvement to scarring, including those incurred during a tummy tuck. This laser reduces the size of blood vessels in the wound, which helps reduce redness in the scar. Redness is the most significant factor for scar visibility after an operation, and most patients want to rid themselves of the discoloration quickly.
On average, this redness takes about a year to resolve to acceptable levels, longer for younger patients. Laser Genesis speeds the process by accelerating the fading of the incision wounds into your natural skin tone within a few months. It’s a fantastic treatment for tummy tuck patients who want their tummy looking smooth and even-toned as quickly as possible.
This laser skin rejuvenation process delivers high energy pulses deep into the dermis. It is highly tolerable and can be completed during lunchtime. With no anesthesia necessary, you can return to your daily routine once you leave our facility. Optimal results are apparent after about five treatments, but this number varies from patient to patient.
If you are considering a tummy tuck and would like to know more about enhancing your results, or if you’ve had the surgery but need help with the scarring left behind, call board-certified Dr. David Dreyfuss today. He can have you feeling great about your new tummy in no time.
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