Many patients are afraid of getting a Total Definer Tummy Tuck because of the scars. But patients should not be afraid, because these incisions can be surgically placed so that they are not noticeable, even when you wear a bikini after the surgery.
It is impossible to remove the excess skin of the lower abdomen without a scar. The only way to remove this skin, tighten the loose muscle, and create the flattest tummy possible is via a tummy tuck. This surgery does create a relatively long permanent scar, however in most patients the scar fades with time. Dr. Alfredo Hoyos focuses on placing the scar low, below the bikini or bathing suit line.
No matter how careful or experienced the surgeon may be, scars will always be part of the tummy tuck procedure. This is because it is impossible to remove the excess skin in the lower abdomen without scarring.
In fact, the scar left by tummy tuck is one of the main reasons why some people do not want to go through this kind of surgery.
Patients should know that the appearance of the final scar is very dependent on the technique your surgeon uses. There are very concrete steps that a surgeon can use to ensure a scar is well placed to allow the patient to wear a bikini after having a tummy tuck.
Because the goal of tummy tuck is a sexy, feminine appearance, and because a bad scar will sabotage this, doctor and patient should participate together in the effort to minimize visibility of tummy tuck scars.