Hi. I had my tummy tuck 2 yrs ago although it has healed fine. The scar is high and I was wondering, can’t it be lowered? And is there a reason that some people have high scars?

A: Lowering a tummy tuck scar

It is possible to lower a tummy tuck depending on the softness of the skin in the area of your scar. I would recommend waiting one year after your original tummy tuck surgery to attempt lowering it. This is done at the level of the skin, no muscle involvement is required, therefore your recovery is easier. The scar can still migrate upward slightly overtime, so the improvement may be mild at best; depending on how “high” it is to begin with.

Consult with one or more board certified plastic surgeons prior to scheduling this procedure.