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Can you tattoo over a tummy tuck scar?

The simple answer is yes. With both men and women turning to Tummy Tuck Surgery in Encino and Beverly Hills, more patients are looking for ways to conceal the resulting scar from the procedure. While most tummy tuck scars will fade over time and will be concealed by clothing, longer incisions can still be visible. In these cases, some patients may want to cover this scar with a tattoo. While it is possible to tattoo over these scars, it’s important to take a few things into consideration before searching for a qualified tattoo artist.

The first thing to consider is whether the scar has fully healed following surgery. If you are unsure how long it may take to fully heal, Dr. Matthew Malamet can help to determine whether the scar has fully healed and a tattoo would be safe. In some cases, patients choose not to tattoo over a tummy tuck scar because the healing process has made the scar barely visible. Taking the time to let the scar heal will help you make the best decision given your individualized circumstances.

It’s also important consider the permanent nature of tattoos when considering a cover-up option for a tummy tuck scar. Since a tattoo will last forever, it’s important to not make a knee-jerk reaction and rush into the decision. After all, if you’re not happy with the visible scarring, you don’t want to also be unhappy with a permanent tattoo.

If you are considering a tummy tuck in Encino or Beverly Hills, and have also weighed the idea of getting a tattoo to cover up potential scarring, Schedule a Free Consultation with Dr. Matthew Malamet. He meets with each patient personally to discuss desired results and expectations prior to each plastic surgery procedure.