Case of the Month – August 2019 – Abdominoplasty

  • Posted on: Aug 7 2019
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The cases of the month illustrate the difference between mini and full abdominoplasty.

The first patient is a woman in her mid 40’s who had predominantly lower abdomen laxity and tissue excess. She had mini abdominoplasty where the umbilicus was released – or floated – from behind. Thus, there is no scar around the umbilicus. This approach only works if there is little excess skin above the umbilicus. The patient also had flank liposuction.

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The second patient is a woman in her mid 50’s who has more excess skin and is a better candidate for a full abdominoplasty. This requires a scar around the umbilicus, but allows greater tightening of skin above the umbilicus.

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Mark D. Wigod, MD, FACS, providing Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery to Boise, Meridian, Treasure Valley and Southeastern Idaho.

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