American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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4 years ago

Scar Tissue keeps opening

I've had several bowel surgeries, all openings in middle of belly. It's been two years since last surgery but I've had issues with skin/scar tissue giving way and dealing with small to large topical openings. Is there a plastic surgery that can fix this? I'm getting frustrated

Procedure: Tummy Tuck
Location: Hudson, WI

Replies 5

Tracy McCall
ASPS Surgeon

Yes, plastic surgeons can revise your scar. While there are no guarantees, there is a good chance that this would work. There are a number of very talented plastic surgeons here in Wisconsin, and also in Minnesota. First, check with your insurance to see who is in network. Next, determine if you need a referral. You can have your primary care doctor refer you to the plastic surgeon. Then go have a consultation and figure out if this is something that would work for you.

Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Thanks for your question. You would need to be examined by a plastic surgeon first to make sure that you don’t have any hernias near your incision. The scar can be revised. Since you have open areas, it is possible to get insurance coverage.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine which procedures are best to achieve your goals.

Best wishes!

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question and I am sorry to hear of your scar-related issues. You may be able to pursue a surgical scar revision to remove the friable/unstable scar and replaced it with a more durable one. Talk to your surgeon about treatment options based on your specific history.

Michael Streitmann
ASPS Surgeon

Scar revision can be done, however without seeing the area or knowing your full medical history it is hard to say for certain how your particular body is affected. The best option for you is to seek out a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area to give you the best plan for your particular body and issue. Best of luck to you.

Mario Carranza-Garcia
ASPS Int. Surgeon

off course the plastic surgeon is the one


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