Abdominoplasty is ideal for patients who have been exercising for quite some time, but who have difficulty tightening their lower abdomen. After childbirth, the lower abdomen can become significantly loose and distended. Often times, the lower abdomen will not “tighten-up” despite sit-ups or crunches.
It is quite common to see patients in our Newport Beach office who present with a chief complaint of either an umbilical hernia and incisional hernia from a prior c-section and/or myofascial weakness. These patients wish to undergo repair of their hernia and also have their myofascial weakness repaired at the same time. At the time of hernia repair we can also reconstruct the muscles of the abdominal wall to improve the appearance and contour of the abdomen. During an abdominoplasty, a muscle plication is performed where the lower abdominal muscles are brought back into their normal position.
If you are considering an abdominoplasty but have questions, contact us. We are happy to answer your questions and help you figure out if this procedure is right for you.
Patients are often very happy following an abdominoplasty as their lower abdomen is often returned to their “pre-baby” appearance.