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Will A Tummy Tuck Leave Scars?

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Will A Tummy Tuck Leave Scars?

A tummy tuck can be a game-changing procedure for the right candidate. The unique procedure can address an unwanted belly bulge, sagging skin, and even stretch marks below the belly button. However, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that may have drawbacks for some. It’s important to get as much information as you can about the procedure before finalizing your decision.

Tenley K. Lawton M.D. is a board-certified surgeon and body contouring, specialist. Throughout her extensive career, she’s helped hundreds of patients successfully achieve the results they want through cosmetic procedures. Dr. Lawton uses her advanced surgical skills and techniques to minimize scar visibility whenever possible.

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Where Will My Scars Be?

As with all surgeries, you will experience some scarring after a tummy tuck procedure. Incisions for abdominoplasty procedures are generally made along the bikini line and extend from hip to hip. These incisions are designed to be easily concealable by underwear or swimsuits, and allow Dr. Lawton to produce exceptional outcomes every time.

In some cases, a mini tuck might be able to give you the results you want with smaller, less prominent incisions. Additionally, women that have previously undergone cesarean sections can opt for tummy tuck incisions to be made within the old scar. Dr. Lawton will speak with you about all of your options at the time of your in-person consultation.


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Can I Fade My Scars?

Your tummy tuck scar will generally begin to lighten and fade on its own within several months. It can take up to one year or more for your scar to lighten completely. Dr. Lawton will provide you with a scar management plan that will minimize scarring as much as possible. The best way to keep scars as small as possible is to avoid stretching, pulling, and abrasion throughout the recovery process.

In many cases, your scar may be only noticeable to you after a certain amount of time. Dr. Lawton will walk you through every aspect of your procedure during your consultation phase. She makes herself available to answer any questions or concerns you may have so you can make an informed decision about what’s right for you.

If there’s anyone contemplating a tummy tuck & breast lift with an augmentation, I highly recommend Dr. Lawton! I brought my aunt to her after seeing my friends incredible results. My aunt lost over 100lbs & had lost all the volume on her breasts & had tons of loose skin on her tummy. I went with my aunt, who only speaks spanish, to her initial consult. She wanted to get her breasts done first, but after Dr. Lawton & Erin educated us & explained the process of doing both tummy & breasts at the same time, she booked the whole makeover! She is almost 3 months post op & looks and feels amazing! I wasn’t able to make all her appointments, but Erin was sweet enough to call me during the visit so I could translate. I can’t say enough about how amazing Erin is! She’s the best patient liaison ever! We had so many questions, more than the average person, I’m sure, and Erin was always happy to help. Thank you Lawton team for making my auntie so beautiful!

AD, Happy Patient



*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about Tummy Tuck procedures? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary

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