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Case Study – Neoumbilicoplasty after Tummy Tuck

  Background: There are many benefits to tummy tuck surgery including a better shaped waistline due to the elimination of loose skin and extra fat. One of the ‘smaller’ benefits is in the creation of a new umbilicus. (belly button) A distorted and misshapen belly button often occurs due to the development of loose skin Read More…

Four Flap Neoumbilicoplasty Technique

  While the belly button or umbilicus is only scar tissue, it has a significant aesthetic impact on the appearance of the abdomen. The pleasing characteristics of the umbilicus have been well described with a sufficient inward depth, superior hooding and a slightly vertical almond shape. The belly button on women often end up astray Read More…

The Fate of the Belly Button in Tummy Tuck Surgery

  The tummy tuck is the most commonly done excisional body contouring procedure. By the removal of a small (mini tummy tuck) or large (full tummy tuck) segment of skin and fat in the lower half of the abdomen, the remaining upper half of the abdominal skin is brought down over what was removed. Like Read More…

Mini-Mommy Makeover Procedures

The concept of a Mommy Makeover plastic surgery procedure is about combining abdominal and breast reshaping in one operation. The breast and abdominal components are not new and include many well known procedures such as tummy tucks, breast implants, liposuction and breast lifts in whatever combination each individual women needs. While the effects of a Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? The Shape of the Belly Button

The belly button, known medically as the umbilicus, is the only change in contour of an otherwise flat or round abdomen. While it was at one-time a vital connection between mother and fetus providing the sole nourishment for development, it remains only as a scarred reminder of its significance after birth. While belly buttons can Read More…

Creating A New Belly Button In Tummy Tuck Surgery

The belly button, also known as the umbilicus, is a funnel-shaped scar located in the midline of the abdomen usually about 2/3s the distance between the chest and the pubic region. It is, of course, the remnant of where the umbilical cord was attached to the newborn. It is the only topographic aesthetic feature on Read More…

Umbilicoplasty: Changing an Outie to an Innie Belly Button

  The belly button goes by a variety of names including the navel and umbilicus. Whatever it is called, it is a very recognizeable anatomic structure and is the one scar that all humans share. But that centrally located scar can have a variety of shapes which fall into two main categories, an innie and Read More…

Plastic Surgery of the Belly Button (Umbilicoplasty)

  The belly button, navel, or medically known as the umbilicus, is the scar from the umbilical cord which was divided at birth. This results in a depression in the skin which is attached to the underlying muscle fascia or covering sheath of the muscles. The divided cord scar typically forms a cavity or an Read More…

Different and Unusual Procedures in Plastic Surgery

As plastic surgery has worked its way into the mainstream of American society, it is no surprise that procedures are being done today that were not imaginable a mere ten years ago. And I am not referring here to surgery wonders of technology and scientific advancement (although that exists also), I am talking about what Read More…

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