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What is a Reverse Tummy Tuck?

Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2013 by Dr. Babak Dadvand

A traditional abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, involves a curved incision along the lower abdomen and pubic area, typically just below the bikini line. This allows treatment of loose skin in the lower and upper abdomen as well as tightening of the muscles.

In some women they have loose skin just above their belly buttons or in their upper abdomen but not in the lower abdomen. This can either occur naturally or after a tummy tuck. One treatment option is a reverse tummy tuck. This procedure involves removing the excess skin in the upper belly using incisions in the breast folds that connect across the sternum. This may or may not include tightening of the muscles in the upper part of the abdomen.

Ideal candidates for this procedure are patients who only have loose skin in their upper abdomen who are not opposed to having scars underneath the breasts that connect across their sternum.

To learn more about abdominoplasty surgery and to see before and after pictures visit my website at drdadvandplasticsurgery.com.

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