Why are some Tummy Tuck incisions straight across and some in a dramatic “u”? Is there an advantage to the “u”?

A: Tummy Tuck scar locations

The location of the tummy tuck scar and it’s shape has to do with your particular anatomy and personal preferences. Many patients today desire a very low scar which does not extend in a U or V shape at the sides; this is due to the fashion trend of low-rise jeans and clothing. Usually, I will have a patient wear regular underwear or swimwear the day of surgery, which assists in placing the incision in an acceptable location and position.

The patient and surgeon should decide together the final location of the scar. Remember however, that scars can slightly migrate over time and that the ultimate location of your scar may vary somewhat from the position it was marked on the day of surgery.