Tummy tucks have long been among the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States. According to the Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, there were more than 123,000 performed across the country in 2019 alone. But despite its popularity (and a RealSelf Worth It rating of 96%), the procedure does come with some drawbacks—most notably, a significant scar.
Typically, the scar left behind is so low across the stomach that it can be easily hidden under a bathing suit, but it can extend across the length of the abdomen. After a few weeks, you can begin fading the scar with at-home treatments; down the line, you can take more aggressive, in-office measures. These are five of the most popular ways to get rid of tummy tuck scars.