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Is it normal for fat to settle on top of a tummy tuck scar 13 years after the surgery?


I had a tummy tuck 13 years ago and after all of this time, it seems a small amount of fat has settled on top of the scar.  This makes a small bulge.  Is this normal and can it be fixed?


Yes, that can happen over time. This can easily be fixed with liposuction in the office.


Adrian Lo, MD


Yes, fat can appear over a tummy tuck scar. This commonly happens with C-Section patients as well. Liposuction may fix the excess fat.

L. DiFrancesco, MD

Lisa DiFrancesco, M.D. - View Other Answers by this Doctor
Decatur, GA


Fat can reaccumulate in the abdomen after a tummy tuck. However, this is easily removed with in-office liposuction.

R.T. Buchanan, MD

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