As with all surgery, abdominoplasty does leave a scar. Recently, a number of cottage industries have sprung up, advertising that they can give you a sightly temporary decorative adhesive strip that looks like a tattoo to cover up your abdominoplasty scar. They advertise highly adhesive products resistant to water and FDA-regulated adhesives. But such a product is highly unnecessary because the scar for abdominoplasty is already well-concealed.
As we discussed in our blog about swimsuit selection after abdominoplasty, the scar for the procedure is very low, and is concealed by most bikini bottoms and underwear. But what if you do want to wear string bikinis? New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits takes great care in making the incision to ensure the highest likelihood of good healing. And if you follow postoperative instructions, your likelihood of getting a satisfactory scar increases even more. It may take time, but most patients are very satisfied with the appearance of their incision site after abdominoplasty and the results of their procedure overall.
If you would like to learn more about abdominoplasty and its results, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Lefkovits today.