As a tummy tuck revision specialist, Dr. Patronella sees many new patients who seek his expertise to improve tummy tuck results they received elsewhere with which they are dissatisfied. We understand how disheartening this can be due to the significant financial commitment as well as the physical and emotional toll it often creates when the aesthetic outcome does not match a patient’s expectations. A poorly done tummy tuck can leave you frustrated and desiring more. The good news is Dr. Patronella often can help you achieve the results you initially hoped for through True Form Tummy Tuck® revision tummy tuck surgery.
What Can Be “Fixed” With Tummy Tuck Revision?
Scarring is the trade-off of any surgery. However, through tummy tuck revision surgery, Dr. Patronella often can improve the appearance of an overly large or high tummy tuck scar. Ideally, your incision should sit below the bikini line (for easy concealment) and not any higher. If your previous surgery has left you with a high scar that makes you feel self-conscious, tummy tuck revision may be right for you.
While the men and women who turn to tummy tuck surgery desire flatter and smoother abdomens, they still want their results to look natural. Unfortunately, “natural” isn’t always considered when many surgeons perform tummy tucks. Instead, the goal of those surgeons is to remove excess skin and fat while tightening the underlying abdominal muscles. By focusing only on those two goals, results tend to be one-dimensional. Through tummy tuck revision with the True Form Tummy Tuck®, Dr. Patronella will return more natural contours to your abdomen by adding soft definition to both your upper and lower abdomen. Even if your previous tummy tuck has left your abdomen uniformly flat and formless, revision can change that.
Overall Abdominal Contour
A common pitfall Dr. Patronella sees among women who consult with him for revision tummy tuck surgery is an overly tight lower abdominal appearance that does not blend with the upper abdomen above the navel. This artificial-looking unevenness compels many patients to consider a revision. Whether your incision steps-off (meaning that there is a noticeable difference rather than a smooth transition above and below the incision line) or there is a “bulge” in the upper abdomen, revision can smooth your entire abdomen to create an even and natural appearance.