Abdominoplasty Case Study 56
This lady has had previous abdominal surgery and has a scar in the lower abdomen that caused her discomfort and was aesthetically a concern. Often these scars can cause an overhang and the only way to improve this appearance is to remove the scar. When the distance between this scar and the umbilicus is long or there is a limited skin excess it is often difficult to be able to bring the upper skin down to the level of the previous scar. Patients need to be aware that they may need a small vertical scar rather than closing the wounds under tension. In this case a small vertical scar was not needed. Drains were not needed postoperatively and this lady was mobilized immediately after surgery. The picture postop is at months when the scar is starting to fade.