There are an increasing number of patients who present to our Newport Beach office requesting to undergo a revision abdominoplasty. Typically patients notice that they may have an abdominal scar that is placed too high or asymmetric and would like this corrected. In addition, we are seeing more patients who would like to undergo plication of their lower abdominal muscles or their external oblique’s.
The above photograph depicts a revision abdominoplasty where the lower abdominal muscles were plicated as well as the external oblique fascia. The photograph demonstrates the decrease in the diameter of the waistline above the hips and the change in the position of the umbilicus or belly button. These subtle changes to the observer often make big differences to the patients. Abdominoplasty surgery can be very rewarding to both the physician and patient.