Marc J. Elkowitz, M.D., F.A.C.S - Harry H. Intsiful, M.D., F.A.C.S - Sophie Bartsich, M.D., F.A.C.S
Aksana Jensen, Aesthetician
Abdominoplasty procedures remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, with an opportunity to tighten the abdominal wall and reshape an aesthetically pleasing waistline .Body contouring offers the opportunity to restore symmetry and balanced proportions.In cases where skin quality is good but fat is in excess, liposuction can help remove the fat without creating significant scarring.
In cases where the skin has been stretched and needs to be removed, abdominoplasty will allow a complete reshaping of the belly. In these cases, the belly-button is repositioned and reshaped after the belly has been reshaped. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, with an opportunity to tighten the abdominal wall and reshape an aesthetically pleasing waistline. Tightening the muscle underneath the skin allows for a precision shaping of the belly into the desired contour. A full abdominoplasty can produce outstanding results in the right patient, and is the hallmark of the mommy-makeover.
In some cases, extra skin exists only below the belly-button, and a “mini-abdominoplasty” can be performed. In this procedure, extra skin and fat is removed below the belly-button without reshaping the belly-button itself. The muscle wall is also tightened only below this level, and scarring is generally much smaller than with a traditional abdominoplasty. For some women, this can be a simpler approach to a fantastic result and a quicker recovery time.
A clear understanding of different body shapes and the components of each procedure helps to identify the best option for you. We will review all of your options and help you find the best option to give you the best result.