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Revision Tummy Tuck Seattle, In the vast majority of cases, patients love their tummy tuck results. However, on rare occasions, patients will end up with unsatisfactory or botched results. This may require surgical correction for the patient to see the results they want. Tummy tuck revision surgery requires an experienced and knowledgeable plastic surgeon to identify the issue and know how to correct it. Dr. Javad Sajan of Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery has performed many tummy tucks including revisions. Allure Esthetic provides the best revision tummy tuck Seattle offers.

What Qualifies For Tummy Tuck Revision?

There are several issues that can arise after an initial tummy tuck that may then require revision. This means that there is no one standard tummy tuck revision surgery because different surgical techniques are necessary to address different issues.

Abdominoplasty patients should wait at least one year after their surgery to ensure the issues do not resolve on their own. Oftentimes, swelling and the general healing process can distort the results. These factors should no longer be influencing the results after one year.

Below details several of the possible situations that may lead to needing a tummy tuck revision.

No Diastasis Recti Correction

Diastasis recti refers to when the abdominal muscles separate from one another. This weakens the core and can contribute to a pooch like stomach appearance. Most tummy tuck patients will have diastasis recti. Thus, they would benefit from muscle plication which is the procedure that stitches the muscles back into place.

If a patient needed diastasis recti and it was not performed, this will affect the final result. The stomach may not appear as flat as possible or it could lead to a disproportion between the upper and lower abdomen.

Unsightly Tummy Tuck Scar

There are two problems with the tummy tuck scar that patients most often seek revision for. First, a raised, thick, or very pigmented scar can sometimes be addressed through tummy tuck scar revision surgery. This usually does not require undergoing tummy tuck surgery again. Secondly, sometimes surgeons will place the incision too high on the abdomen. This can make it difficult to hide and also may impact the overall appearance of the abdomen. This surgery will re-open the incision and tighten the skin down more to match the ideal tummy tuck incision location.

Weight Gain Or Pregnancy After A Tummy Tuck

When screening tummy tuck patients, Dr. Sajan will usually ask if they plan to have children in the future. If they do not and are done growing their family, this is the best case scenario. Considering that pregnancy often causes the need for a tummy tuck, completing another pregnancy is likely to reverse tummy tuck results.

Gaining significant weight can also do this. While normal weight fluctuations will not affect abdominoplasty results, gaining more than around twenty pounds may hinder tummy tuck results.

Not Enough Skin Removal/Wrong Tummy Tuck Performed

There a few different types of tummy tuck such as mini, full, and extended tummy tuck. If a patient needs a full tummy tuck, but has a mini, this may leave them with some excess skin after the original tummy tuck. It is also possible that simply not enough skin was removed and a smaller procedure will suffice.

Stubborn Fat

Not all plastic surgeons perform liposuction with their tummy tucks. In some cases, this can leave awkward fat deposits near or around the abdomen. Performing liposuction can remove this stubborn fat and improve the appearance of tummy tuck results. Occasionally, skin tightening procedures may also be necessary to achieve optimal results.

Unnatural Belly Button

During some tummy tuck procedures, the belly button is recreated. If done incorrectly, it can look unnatural. A common bad result is it will look like a coin slot. This is one of the giveaways of a tummy tuck. Dr. Sajan is known for his natural looking belly buttons. He creates them by using a V-shaped incision instead of a straight one. Luckily, a belly button revision

Tummy Tuck Revision Before And After >>

Revision Tummy Tuck Surgery

Each abdominoplasty revision surgery will look different. However, it is likely that Dr. Sajan will reuse the original incision or place the incision below it. Depending on what is needed, Dr. Sajan may tighten the abdominal muscles, remove skin, use liposuction to remove fat, or create an incision around the belly button.

At the consultation, Dr. Sajan will describe the surgical plan in detail once he understands the full scope of the patient’s needs and history. He may also prevent multiple surgical options.

Asked Questions

1. How Soon After A Tummy Tuck Can You Have A Revision?

Patients should wait at least one year after their initial tummy tuck surgery before seeking a revision. This is because it can take several months for the skin and tissues to settle. Residual swelling may also take up to a year to resolve. If after a year a patient still believes a revision is needed, then it likely is.

2. How Painful Is A Tummy Tuck Revision?

In general, a tummy tuck revision comes with pain comparable to the original procedure. However, if undergoing only liposuction or a belly button revision, it may be less painful. Dr. Sajan will provide pain management solutions for recovery.

3. Do I Have To Go Back To My Original Plastic Surgeon?

Normally, there is no obligation for a patient to go back to their original surgeon. Though, it is courteous for other plastic surgeons to provide this advice first in order to give the surgeon the chance to fix their work. Going to the original plastic surgeon may also come with less or no cost.

There are times when it may not be possible to return to the plastic surgeon who performed the initial tummy tuck. For example, the surgeon may retire, the patient or surgeon may relocate, or there are circumstances that have led the patient to feel uncomfortable returning. These are all appropriate times to seek out a new plastic surgeon for a revision.

4. What Is The Cost Of A Tummy Tuck Revision In Seattle?

Due to the high variance of surgical techniques and situations when it comes to tummy tuck revision cost, there is not one set price. It can range from the cost of belly button reshaping or liposuction to the cost of another tummy tuck. Patients will receive a personalized price quote at their consultation appointment.

Allure Esthetic does work with financing companies including Care Credit and Alphaeon. Patients can find more information about financing options on the financing page.

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