Abdominoplasty (“Tummy Tuck”)
An abdominoplasty or a Newport Beach “tummy tuck” is a common cosmetic procedure used to remove excess skin and fat from the area below the belly button. For my abdominoplasty in Newport Beach, I tend to use an excision pattern common in Brazil because I believe that the final contour of the abdomen and flanks (love handles) is far superior to the traditional excision pattern used in the United States. In addition, a new belly button is made and I make several types depending on patient preferences. Your new belly button can be vertically oriented and/or have a hood at the top, which looks very pretty and natural.
Patients that are good candidates for this procedure have gained and lost 20-30 plus pounds from natural weight variance or pregnancy. As the weight is lost the skin unfortunately often does not contract back to its original state and there is an excess of skin that no amount of exercise will get rid of. In addition, this weight gain often leads to a rectus diastasis, or laxity of the abdominal muscles. During the procedure, these muscles are brought together to not only tighten the core, but also to narrow the waist and to give the body a more aesthetic shape.
Pregnancy or significant weight loss can lead to excess skin hanging around the mid-section, stretch marks and loose abdominal wall musculature. As one of the specialists for tummy tucks in Newport Beach, Aaron Kosins, MD provides tummy tuck surgery to correct this problem.
Also known as abdominoplasty, the procedure is a highly successful way to reduce the waist circumference and create a flat, lean tummy that looks amazing with dramatic results!