Q: I specifically asked for c-section to be removed while performing tummy tuck, one of the reasons I had this surgery and apparently I was ignored. Tummy tuck incision was placed higher than requested and c-section was not removed. Never have heard about having a tummy tuck and the c-section not being removed . Does not make sense. What do you think? Got 2nd opinions and was notified that procedure needs to be redone. So much money to get fixed.

A: Hello Sally,

I am sorry to hear about your disappointment with your tummy tuck result.  Yes, the C-section scar is commonly removed.  I can only speculate as to why it was not removed as part of your tummy tuck.  My suspicion is that your surgeon may have been weary of having enough skin to get the original belly button location out.  When faced with this situation I recommend that the incision still be placed as low as possible and the original belly button location simply closed as a small vertical incision.  This can still be done with your tummy tuck revision.  In fact, doing so will be needed in order to bring your current tummy tuck scar as low as possible and in the process removing the original C-section scar.

Wish you the best of luck and a quick recovery should you choose to undergo a tummy tuck revision.

All the best,

Dr. Remus Repta


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