Is there a procedure to just remove the skin around my belly button?

I recently had liposuction (Nov. 2013) to the upper and lower abdomen, flanks and upper back. Although I paid for lower back as well, the doctor did not remove fat from there. I now have some lose skin around my belly button. Will I need a tummy tuck or is there another procedure to remove the skin?

Without a picture or examination, it is hard to give any accurate advice. However, if you truly have loose skin only around the umbilicus, it may be possible to do a doughnut-type reduction similar to a peri-areolar mastopexy in the breast. If this is done, you will have some significant bunching of the skin at the belly button for a short while. This should, with time, however, settle out very much like mastopexy in the breast. Make certain that you see a plastic surgeon with significant experience in abdominal rejuvenation.

Robert T. Buchanan MD
Robert T. Buchanan MD
209 Hospital DrHighlandsNC28741US

Robert T. Buchanan MD

209 Hospital Drive, Suite 202, Highlands,
NC, 28741, US

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