Tattoos can cover scars. After your tummy tuck scar fully heals, you can get a permanent tattoo over it. Does tummy tuck tattoos hurt?
Tummy tuck candidates with lower abdominal tattoos have recently inquired with Dr. Ary Krau. Their curiosity was whether their tattoos would be altered by surgery – and if so, how? In this post, a Miami tummy tuck surgeon answers these questions.
How To Cover A Tummy Tuck Scar With A Tattoo
The decision of whether to cover a tummy tuck scar with a tattoo is a matter of personal preference. Although Dr. Krau gently cautions patients to carefully consider this option, she encourages them to do so.
It is possible to draw attention to a scar by hiding it with a tattoo. The color of ink does not stay as long on scarred tissue as it does on healthy skin. It is not only difficult to tattoo fragile scar tissue, but it can also lead to
thickening or infection of the tissue.
Lastly, scars tend to fade considerably with time, so young scars (less than a few years old) will likely be less concerning in a few years.
TUMMY TUCK ALTERS OR REMOVES TATTOOS?
The effect of a tummy tuck depends on how large and where the tattoo is, as well as how much skin and fat need to be removed. A thorough in-person evaluation with Dr. Krau is necessary before commenting on a specific case.
There is usually a substantial amount of skin removed from the lower abdomen during a tummy tuck. A large portion of the entire tattoo may be removed from the lower abdomen when the skin is removed. For patients who no longer like their tattoos, or want to keep them intact, this may be a benefit.
Occasionally, tattoos remain intact after a tummy tuck, but just shift closer to the underwear line, or appear stretched out.
If a tattoo is partly removed during a tummy tuck, the area can be left as-is or re-done. The process of having the tattoo redone, however, can present some complications, as Dr. Krau will explain below.
Does Tummy Tuck Tattoo Hurt?
Is it painful to get a tummy tattoo? Generally speaking, scar tissue is different from normal skin. Furthermore, tattoo ink cannot be applied to damaged skin as it does to undamaged skin. Tattoos on the stomach are usually more painful than tattoos on other parts of the body.
The amount of pain that a tummy tuck tattoo will cause you depends on your personal pain threshold.
As a result, you should be prepared to experience a bit more pain than a regular tattoo, since the tattoo will be applied over your stomach area (which is naturally a sensitive area) and scar tissue.
You will be rewarded for your small amount of pain when you achieve beautiful results!
Is it possible to cover a Tummy Tuck scar with a tattoo?
It is possible to tattoo over scars. After your tummy tuck scar is fully healed, you can get a permanent tattoo over it. When scars are lighter in color and no longer raised, they are considered healed.
If I get a tattoo after my tummy tuck, how soon can I get it?
It will take about a year for the scar to heal. If a scar is lighter in color and no longer raised, it is considered fully healed.
How does a tummy tuck scar look?
Scars from tummy tucks are generally thin and pink in color. After a few months, they may appear worse. If the scar is still red and raised after six months, it should start to lighten soon if it has not already done so.
Tummy Tuck Tattoo Ideas
It is possible to greatly improve the appearance of your abdominal area with a tummy tuck and give yourself the confidence to wear a bikini or low-cut jeans again.
A tummy tuck’s only downside is that it leaves a scar. A tattoo can effectively hide the scar if you get it over the scar.
The appearance of marks on the body is never pleasant, especially when you have stretch marks. While laser treatments can be hazardous to your health, they do not completely remove these marks.
Scars might lighten in color, but there is no permanent solution to completely eliminate them. Therefore, laser treatment cannot remove stretch marks. Your self-image will be enhanced if you cover up these marks.
Have you considered getting stomach tattoos to conceal stretch marks? When you get a tattoo over stretch marks, remember that the results will certainly differ and will depend on the stretch mark type, its size, and the ability of the tattoo artist.
Best Tummy Tuck Cover Up Tattoos
How much do tummy tucks cost?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that the average cost of a tummy tuck in 2020 was $6,154. Anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other related expenses are not included in this average cost.
Will insurance cover a tummy tuck?
Tummy tucks are cheaper than liposuction, but medical insurance does not usually cover them. It is therefore possible that you will have to pay around $6,200 out of pocket, plus any additional medical fees. After a tummy tuck, you will need to take time off work or school.
I had a tummy tuck, can I get a tattoo to cover it up?
- Some patients are considering getting a tattoo to cover or hide a tummy tuck scar. They should consider the following.
- If a scar is less than a few years old, it generally has room for improvement.
- Scars can be more visible with tattoos, so it’s not the best choice for camouflaging them.
- Patients who have scars after surgery for the first few years often fade so much that they become unnoticeable naturally over time, while cover-up tattoos tend to retain their color.
- Another problem with tattooing a scar is that scar tissue does not hold ink as well as normal skin. This causes the scar to appear as a lighter or darker colored line running through a tattoo.
A tattoo procedure also causes more trauma to scar tissue, which is more fragile than regular tissue. Further thickening of the scar or even an infection of the soft tissues can result from this.
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