When and Why to Get a Reverse Abdominoplasty

April 15, 2020

Abdominoplasty procedures, also known as tummy tucks, remove excess loose skin and fat in the abdominal area. Specifically, in the lower part of the abdomen and around the belly button. The tummy tuck procedure can also tighten slack or weakened muscles that occur from pregnancy or medical issues such as a hernia. But what if you have loose fat and skin in the only upper abdomen? Is there a way to get rid of this? Yes, a reverse abdominoplasty focuses on the loose fat and skin in the upper part of the abdomen to create a better contour.

Atlanta surgeon Dr. DiFrancesco offers the reverse tummy tuck for patients who wish to address this area.

What is Reverse Abdominoplasty?

Reverse abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess loose skin and fat from the upper part of the abdomen. A traditional tummy tuck procedure removes skin and fat from both the upper and lower abdomen. An incision will be made in the breast crease for this procedure so that the scars are well-hidden.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate for the Reverse Abdominoplasty?

If you are in good health but have excess skin above the belly button with a tight lower abdomen, then you are potentially a good candidate for the reverse abdominoplasty. It is important to have realistic expectations for this procedure and what results that it can achieve. If you are planning on becoming pregnant in the future, you should wait to undergo a reverse abdominoplasty as any future pregnancy could pull and stretch the abdominal tissues, virtually undoing the procedure.

Why Get a Reverse Abdominoplasty?

Many patients choose a reverse abdominoplasty over a traditional abdominoplasty for a variety of reasons.

  • Reverse abdominoplasty can be combined with a self-augmentation to the breasts to add fullness and shape without the expense of an implant.
  • Tighten the upper abdominal contour
  • Can fix loose upper abdominal skin that stems from a previous breast augmentation procedure where the implants have become mal posed.

By speaking with Dr. DiFrancesco about your specific concerns and desires, she can let you know if the reverse abdominoplasty is the best procedure for you.

When Should I Get a Reverse Abdominoplasty?

The best time to get any cosmetic surgery is when you can take off enough time from work and school to recovery properly. Dr. DiFrancesco will go over the recovery stages with you during the consultation so that you can find the best time for your reverse tummy tuck. If you are feeling insecure about your upper abdomen and it is disrupting your daily life, then it is time to consider a reverse tummy tuck procedure. Contact us today to learn how you can get started.

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