There will be some amount of scarring from a tummy tuck, even if it’s small. Your genetics, lifestyle, and how you care for your scar in the post-op process can significantly impact how well you heal.
After surgery, you won’t have a scar yet, but you will have an incision. The incision may swell and appear “puffy” in the days after surgery, but you shouldn’t notice extreme redness, unbearable pain, or pus coming from the site. If you do, please notify us immediately, as these symptoms may signify infection.
Depending on your unique genetics and lifestyle factors, the incision will undergo several changes at this time. A scar will be noticeable, but it will fade in color as your body produces more collagen to close the wound. Your body is working hard to produce scar tissue.