Northwest Face & Body

How Noticeable Are Tummy Tuck Scars?

Dr. Ludwig Allegra

January 30, 2024
How Noticeable Are Tummy Tuck Scars

A tummy tuck can be an incredible cosmetic surgery providing transformative benefits for many patients. It can restore your body after significant life events like pregnancy or weight loss and restore self-confidence in your physical shape. However, one concern that many have is the scars that can come from an abdominoplasty. But how noticeable are tummy tuck scars?

Tummy tuck scars depend on the type of procedure you choose. However, a traditional tummy tuck uses incisions along the lower bikini line. These incisions will look dark and purple in the first few months of recovery. However, as you heal, the color will fade, as well as the line. Because the scar is hidden below the bikini line, so they are not as noticeable as expected. The scars may be more visible if you undergo a more significant abdominoplasty. However, by working with the right cosmetic surgeon, you can avoid having drastic scars that stand out.

At Northwest Face & Body, the providers work to create transformative tummy tucks that do not leave significant scarring. You can talk to your provider about your concerns during a consultation and ask about the best ways to promote scar healing.


Dr. Ludwig Allegra

Dr. Ludwig Allegra has provided Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas with premier plastic surgery procedures for over two decades.