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Abdominoplasty

Mini Tummy Tuck

Mini Tummy Tuck

The photograph above demonstrates before and after photographs of a patient after a “mini-tummy tuck” and liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, lower back, and bra fat. It is quite common for women to present in our Newport Beach office who have lower abdominal laxity as well as localized deposits of fat around the abdomen. Often these women do not wish…

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Abdominoplasty & Scars

Abdominoplasty & Scars

Managing Supra-Umbilical Scars in Abdominoplasty Q: I’ve heard that supra-umbilical scars or “scars above the belly-button” can impair healing in abdominoplasty incisions.  Can you do anything to avoid this? A: I have found that often this problem can be circumvented by excising the abdominal scar completely. Often the midline scar can be revised and/or excised and closed, which is a…

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Abdominoplasty for Women Over 50

Abdominoplasty for Women Over 50

Abdominoplasty procedures are common in women over 50 who have a loss of skin elasticity due to age or weight fluctuations. The abdominoplasty procedure requires an incision from hip to hip. During the procedure, the skin is elevated from the abdominal wall and the borders of the rectus abdominis muscles are identified. The umbilical stalk remains on the body wall.…

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Abdominoplasty in Men

Abdominoplasty in Men

Abdominoplasty procedures are becoming more common in men these days. Men often go to the gym to lift weights or increase their amount of cardiac exercise to lose weight. The resulting excess skin that men accumulate often does not dissipate without a skin resection. That is, the abdominoplasty procedure in men is typically a skin excision only and does not…

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