Tummy Tuck Terror

“A patient came for a consult with me after having a ‘tummy tuck’ by an unqualified surgeon, which left her with misplaced scars that ruined the appearance of her abdomen. When I reviewed her before-and-after photos, I realized that a pre-existing tattoo near her belly button had not moved at all after her surgery, indicating that her abdominal skin was never actually tightened. Thankfully, this was a repairable situation, but I had to explain that she had sadly undergone a sham surgery, which had done nothing except create unwanted scars.” – Robert Cohen, plastic surgeon