Scar Formation — The Skin’s Natural Healing Process
Surgery such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) results in a scar. The skin’s natural healing process creates tension that causes a scar and scar tissue to form. The scar’s severity depends on the wound’s depth and the amount of scar tissue formed while it heals.
Relieving the tension created during the healing process assists in managing the formation of scars for patients who undergo surgery.