Upper Abdominoplasty

Upper Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty is a very common plastic surgery procedure to remove excess abdominal skin and fat and tighten the abdominal wall. The procedure works well as a full tummy tuck in which the skin between the navel and pubic area is removed and the entire abdominal wall tightened from the ribs to the pubic area. Or in a mini tummy tuck removing excess lower abdominal skin.   Sometimes the lower abdomen is tight and it is only the skin between the navel and the crease under the breasts that is...

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Cosmetic Surgery of the Navel (Umbilicoplasty)

Cosmetic Surgery of the Navel  (Umbilicoplasty)

The navel is the centerpiece of the abdomen, but often it is overlooked as an area that can be surgically improved. Navels may be affected by pregnancies, which may cause resulting excess skin, an umbilical hernia or stretch marks. Umbilical hernias are common. They can appear as a bump in the navel (or “outie”) or adjacent to the navel. They may not be bothersome or uncomfortable, but have the potential of developing into a serious medical condition, if the intestines protrude through the...

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C-Section Scar Revision

C-Section Scar Revision

C-Sections are still performed frequently, whether elective or emergently. How the resultant wound is closed, cared for and patient’s preexisting anatomy may affect the final scar quality and contour of the lower abdomen. If the scar heals thickened or ropey, or if the scar indents causing the skin to bulge above or below the scar, revision can be performed to improve the appearance. Sometimes beyond revising the scar, excess skin of the lower abdomen may be removed, or a pubic lift or...

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Earlobe Surgery: Misshapen Lobes, Torn Lobe, Elongated Lobes and Gauge Holes

Earlobe Surgery: Misshapen Lobes, Torn Lobe, Elongated Lobes and Gauge Holes

Earlobes come in different sizes and shapes. Women and sometimes men pierce them to wear jewelry. Wearing heavy earrings can elongate the hole and even the lobe as well. Eventually the hole can break through the bottom of the lobe or the lobe can tear from the jewelry getting snagged or from a small child pulling on an earring. Sometimes people with metal allergies can develop inflammation of the lobe and be more susceptible to tears. Tears causing a cleft earlobe can be easily repaired under...

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Cosmetic Nipple Procedures

Cosmetic Nipple Procedures

Most people are often aware of the common plastic surgery cosmetic procedures. But there are a lot of procedures that you may not realize are done that can help you feel more comfortable about your body. Two such procedures are nipple reduction and correction of inverted nipples. The size of a person’s nipples may be influenced by heredity and breast-feeding. Nipples may be very small, inverted (indented), flat or protruding up to an inch long, with diameters varying concordantly. While...

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