Published November 20, 2013

Tummy Tuck Scars 2 Years Later

Tummy Tuck Scars 2 Years Later – What Do You Have To Look Forward To?

Looking good is something that most if not all women want, and becoming a mother should not mean giving up on your physical appeal. A tummy tuck is one way to get rid of the excess fat and skin that multiple pregnancies or weight fluctuations leave behind. However, the procedure has its drawbacks, one of which is the lifelong scar that is left behind. Most think of the surgery as trading one cosmetic problem, a protruding abdomen, for another, a permanent scar, but the good news is that scars heal. So what do you have to look forward to 2 years later in regard to your tummy tuck scar?

Weigh your options

The thing about the scar left behind after a tummy tuck is that it helps you to seriously consider whether the surgery is worth it. By the time you decide to have the surgery in spite of the tradeoff, your expectations are most likely well managed and realistic. In addition, you are unlikely to have the surgery for the wrong reasons in such a situation, since you would probably have explored all other tummy trimming options before settling for surgery. Needless to say, the best candidates for tummy tucks are those that understand its limitations and appreciate its positive results.


Naturally, a tummy tuck is meant to give you that flat tummy you have always desired. The procedure is effective in ridding you of unwanted abdominal fat and making your tummy firm and flat. In addition, the skin on your abdomen is tightened, your abdominal muscles well defined, and cellulite and stretch marks are reduced or even done away with if you’re lucky. Within a few months, you will be able to join your family or friends at the beach without feeling self-conscious, and your self-confidence will definitely get a well deserved boost.


The price for a flatter, well-toned abdomen is a lifelong scar, but this should fade with time and you will hardly notice it 2 years later. It is worth mentioning that for most patients, it is the first few weeks following the procedure and not the thought of a lifelong scar that is most challenging. As such, it is important to speak with your surgeon and prepare well for the surgery and the recovery period.

A skilled surgeon will ensure that the surgery is performed in such a way that will allow the best possible result – a faded scar that is easily hidden by clothing. In fact, if you look at the best tummy tuck photos of patients 2 years after surgery, you’ll hardly notice the scar, which will probably be hidden by underwear. Today, it’s not uncommon to see women who’ve had the surgery happily going out for a swim in their favorite bikinis – you can hardly tell they’ve had major surgery at some point in their lives.

For more authoritative and independent information about Abdominoplast / Tummy Tucks, see the Wikipedia page.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.