What Will My Tummy Tuck Surgery Scars Look Like?

If you’re having tummy tuck surgery, it’s not unusual to wonder what the scar will look like once healed. Our experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Neal Goldberg, understands this concern. The abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) incision is placed low on the hip along the pubic line, so as to be unnoticeable when wearing undergarments, swimsuits, or other clothing. While the mark will be pink and swollen at first, once healed, the scar should fade to a thin white line. Dr. Goldberg recognizes that, for many patients, the best scar is an invisible scar. While completely eliminating the mark is not possible, we offer a number of innovative scar reduction and revision techniques that can minimize the appearance of this line.

Everyone heals a little differently, but with the right care and the latest skin resurfacing methods, tummy tuck scars can become relatively inconspicuous. If you have more questions, we encourage you to talk with our experienced medical team.