Tummy tuck

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.

The simple answer is yes. However, previous incision must be taken into consideration when planning. Many patients have tummy tucks after prior surgery.

Steven Carp MD
Steven Carp MD
4031 Massillon RdUniontownOH44685US

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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.

Robert T. Buchanan MD
Robert T. Buchanan MD
209 Hospital DrHighlandsNC28741US

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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!

M. Scott Haydon MD
M. Scott Haydon MD
4701 Bee Cave RdAustinTX78746US

M. Scott Haydon MD

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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.

Reza Momeni MD, FACS
Reza Momeni MD, FACS
1 Diamond Hill RdBerkeley HeightsNJ07922US

Reza Momeni MD, FACS

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