Tummy Tuck Revision

Tummy Tuck Revision 1 South Coast Specialty 300x200 - Tummy Tuck RevisionWhile it is normally a successful procedure, some patients may walk away from a tummy tuck procedure with less than satisfactory results.

South Coast Specialty Board-Certified surgeons are experts in their respective fields and exemplify excellence. We specialize in all kinds of cosmetic and medical procedures, and our patients enjoy great results.

Sometimes patients approach South Coast Specialty because a previous surgery has gone wrong for them. We perform plastic surgery revisions, helping patients to feel and look great without worrying about going through more corrective procedures. One revision procedure we perform is tummy tuck revision.

Abnormal Scarring

Some scarring is associated with surgical procedures.The tummy tuck procedure is no different. A well performed abdominoplasty should leave a fine and well hidden scar. A poorly performed procedure could leave one long scar that stretches from one side of the abdomen to the other with a vertical or inverted T-incision in the center.

Scar healing can be unpredictable from patient to patient. Your scars may become thicker or appear too high. Any unsightly scar can be fixed with a tummy tuck scar revision, but high scars must be lowered with a complete tummy tuck revision surgery.

The Umbilicus

Tummy Tuck Revision 2 South Coast Specialty 300x200 - Tummy Tuck RevisionAfter a properly performed tummy tuck procedure, the umbilicus, more commonly known as the belly button, should appear as close to normal as possible. A poorly placed belly button may appear strange or altered. An asymmetrical belly button, too much fullness around the belly button, or a change in size or shape are all potential problems that may arise from a tummy tuck surgery or abnormal scar healing. Depending on the issue, you may require an extensive tummy tuck revision to rejuvenate the look of your umbilicus.

Uneven Surface

The aim of a tummy tuck is to give you a smooth, natural, toned abdomen, so an uneven, seemingly lumpy surface severely detracts from the final results of an abdominoplasty. The primary cause for this is excess fat and skin laxity.

Bumps and lumps can appear anywhere around the stomach, but they most commonly appear on the sides of the incision. This is referred to as “dog-ears” and is often a result of excess skin laxity and the design of the incision.


A pseudobursa describes a pocket of thick scar tissue forming under the abdominal soft tissue, creating a noticeable bulge. A pseudobursa often develops as a natural process of your body’s healing, but it is certainly less than appealing. Psuedobursas commonly form above the waistline incision or above the belly button. Smaller pseudobursas can be reduced via draining or liposuction, but most pseudobursas require a revision tummy tuck surgery.

Tummy Tuck Revision

South Coast Specialty’s surgeons can revise your tummy tuck procedure and deliver results you can be happy with. Our staff is here to guide you through every step of the surgical process, and an experienced staff, we are dedicated to your satisfaction.

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