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How to Minimize Your Tummy Tuck Scar

A Blog on Getting the Best Tummy Tuck Results from Dr. Loftus

The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a procedure that can provide dramatic results. It can flatten a stomach where weight loss and exercise have failed to give you the improvement you want. The tightening power of this fantastic procedure has its tradeoff, however. Tummy tucks leave a scar on your lower abdomen in exchange for the removal of excess skin. If you have extra abdominal skin and the dreaded abdominal pooch, a scar is a fair trade to get a nice contour improvement.

A great scar starts with its location. We try to place our tummy tuck scars as low as possible to allow you to wear current fashions that include low rise jeans. We also want you to be able to sport that two-piece bathing suit, if you are so inclined. For most patients, we can get the scar in a position to hide it in these clothing items.

Despite the fact that the abdominoplasty scar can be hidden, we take some extra steps to help your incision site look as good as possible. The first step starts in surgery where we put in a lot of stitches under the skin to distribute tension and decrease your risk of scar widening. These stitches dissolve and go away on their own. After surgery, we start you on a program of scar massage that you will continue for several months. This will help the scar soften and flatten. Next, we prescribe a special scar cream that helps redness fade faster and thins the scar. The combination of these treatments helps you get the best scar result possible so you can focus on your great new shape.

Be sure to call us when you are ready to schedule your consultation.

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About Dr. Loftus

Dr. Loftus is a female plastic surgeon who is considered a national authority on plastic surgery, having appeared on numerous talk shows as an expert. Her book has become a best-selling book on plastic surgery and has earned her the reputation as a vocal advocate of patient safety, satisfaction, and education in plastic surgery. No wonder her patients have such great things to say about her…
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My results are amazing - Dr. Loftus is amazing!
My friends can't believe how natural I look!
I had no pain after surgery and recovery was so easy.
The entire experience was fabulous!
I am a nurse who has worked with many doctors, Dr. Loftus is the best!
The care was exceptional and results are incredible!
My results are better than I ever imagined!
Dr. Loftus is a rare surgeon: highly skilled, personable and compassionate!
My experience from start to finish was completely extraordinary!
Awesome results from a skilled and caring doctor.
I love love love Dr. Loftus and everyone in the office!
I've never felt so comfortable and understood in a doctor's office.
I felt so comfortable and barely had any pain at all.
I never knew I could look this good! Thank you Dr. Loftus!!!
Never met such a warm and caring staff anywhere else.
If only every doctor could be like Dr. Loftus, how very fortunate we would be.

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2139 Auburn Avenue, Suite 201
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 793-4000
5 minutes from downtown Cinci,
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