Tummy Tuck Gets Rid of "Shelf" from Hysterectomy Scar, Raleigh, NC

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Many women complain of the shelf-like overhang of skin that occurs after pregnancy and frequently made worse by C-section scars and hysterectomy scars. These scars cause worsening of this excess skin. Revising the scar alone is usually not enough to treat the problem. Abdominoplasty typically removes this scar. Although it does create a new scar, typically it is less tethered and lower and smoother than the original scar. Of course the excess skin is removed during the tummy tuck. This is a 59-year-old woman who had a large pannus of excess abdominal skin which was made even worse by her previous hysterectomy. She underwent a full abdominoplasty with diastases repair and liposuction of the flanks. 2 pounds of fat was removed by liposuction and approximately 3 pounds of excess skin and fat were also removed with the abdominoplasty. Dr. Lyle utilized to Exparel, a long-lasting local anesthetic to improve postoperative pain management. The patient now has a much slimmer figure and although she still has a scar it is no longer noticeable in tight fitting clothing or bathing suits. Dramatic improvement in her physique was obtained.
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