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Abdominoplasty Surgery. Body Recontouring

Abdominoplasty surgery is one of the more common procedures performed for body contouring. Typically, the scar is marked in a pre-existing crease along the abdomen. During the surgery the skin is raised off of the anterior abdominal wall and the muscle and fascia beneath the skin is recontoured. Often during this time, any hernias around the umbilicus or hernias from prior C-section scars can be repaired and then the fascia of the abdomen tightened on top of the hernia repair. Then the skin is re-draped over the new abdominal contour and any excess skin is removed.

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Brian Dickinson

Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and advice freely.