Tummy Tuck Revision
Beverly Hills Physicians is home to board-certified doctors, surgeons, and specialists with over 100 years of combined experience. We specialize in all kinds of cosmetic and medical procedures, and our patients enjoy great results.
Sometimes patients approach Beverly Hills Physicians because a previous surgery has gone wrong for them. We perform plastic surgery revisions, helping patients to feel and look great without worrying about going through more corrective procedures. One revision procedure we perform is tummy tuck revision.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery, technically known as an abdominoplasty, is a popular surgery that removes excess skin and tissue from the abdomen to give patients a flat, well-toned stomach. The surgery may also occur after a dramatic weight loss or pregnancy. While it is normally a successful procedure, some patients may walk away from a tummy tuck procedure with less than satisfactory results.
No surgery is completely without some scarring, and the tummy tuck procedure is no different. A well performed abdominoplasty should leave a fine and well hidden scar. A poorly performed procedure could leave one long scar that stretches from one side of the abdomen to the other with a vertical or inverted T-incision in the center.
Scar healing is unpredictable from patient to patient. Your scars may become thicker or appear too high. Any unsightly scar can be fixed with a tummy tuck scar revision, but high scars must be lowered with a complete tummy tuck revision surgery.
After a properly performed tummy tuck procedure, the umbilicus, more commonly known as the belly button, should appear as close to normal as possible. A poorly placed belly button may appear strange or altered. An asymmetrical belly button, too much fullness around the belly button, or a change in size or shape are all potential problems that may arise from a tummy tuck surgery or abnormal scar healing. Depending on the issue, you may require an extensive tummy tuck revision to rejuvenate the look of your umbilicus.
The aim of a tummy tuck is to give you a smooth, natural, toned abdomen, so an uneven, seemingly lumpy surface severely detracts from the final results of an abdominoplasty. The primary cause for this is excess fat and skin laxity.
Bumps and lumps can appear anywhere around the stomach, but they most commonly appear on the sides of the incision. This is referred to as “dog-ears” and is often a result of excess skin laxity and the design of the incision.
A pseudobursa describes a pocket of thick scar tissue forming under the abdominal soft tissue, creating a noticeable bulge. A pseudobursa often develops as a natural process of your body’s healing, but it is certainly less than appealing. Psuedobursas commonly form above the waistline incision or above the belly button. Smaller pseudobursas can be reduced via draining or liposuction, but most pseudobursas require a revision tummy tuck surgery.
Tummy Tuck Revision
Beverly Hills Physicians has a team of skilled surgeons and healthcare providers to revise your tummy tuck procedure and deliver results you can be happy with. With spa-like facilities, consultants to guide you through every step of the surgical process, and an experienced staff, we are dedicated to your satisfaction.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation. We have offices located all over Southern California, including Beverly Hills, Encino, Thousand Oaks, Valencia, Pasadena, Carson, Oxnard, and Rancho Cucamonga.