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What Is an Abdominoplasty?
An abdominoplasty removes the excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen in addition to tightening the abdominal muscles.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
- You may be a good candidate if you are at or close to your ideal weight, you have excess skin and fat along the lower abdomen, you have loose hanging skin along the lower belly.
- You should be at or close to your ideal weight, with a BMI less than 35.
- The best candidates are non-smokers. Smoking increases the chance of complications including skin death.
- An incision will be made along the low belly near the pubic area. The incision will be as low as possible to best conceal the scar
- Through the incision, Dr. Gupta will remove excess fat & skin. He will repair the abdominal muscles that have been weakened or separated and stitch them together.
- He will reposition the belly button then re-drape the skin more tightly over the abdomen and close the incision in multiple layers.
- You will be placed in a special recovery garment – which you will wear for 6 weeks.
Abdominoplasty incision – a horizontal incision is made in the low belly near the pubic area. The length of the incision depends on the amount of skin that needs to be removed. A new opening will be made for the belly button. You will have a circular scar along the belly button.
A full tummy tuck removed 6-8’’ of excess skin and fat below the belly button. A mini tummy tuck only removed 2-3’’ of skin below the belly button. The result of a mini tummy tuck is not as dramatic as the result from a full tummy tuck.
Yes. Typically liposuction is also performed at the time of a tummy tuck. If there is over developed breast tissue, known as gynecomastia, we can also address this at the time of surgery with surgical excision & liposuction of the chest.
Yes. 2 surgical drains will be required. They typically remain in place 7-14 days.
- No. Abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation and breast lift are not covered by insurance. In some instances, breast reduction may be covered by your insurance depending on the specifics of your policy and a special calculation used to determine the weight of breast tissue that must be removed.
- Even with significant weight loss, a large pannus and loose hanging skin around the abdomen an abdominoplasty is not covered by insurance.
No. Your original belly button remains attached to the muscles, a new hole is created in the skin for the belly button to emerge.