Board-certified plastic surgeon Arian Mowlavi MD FACS is an expert in mommy makeover surgeries. With patients from all over the world, he is constantly training fellow cosmetic plastic surgeons on the secrets of total body contouring that are critical to achieving a perfect mommy makeover result. Today he shares the keys to creating an aesthetically pleasing and proportionate abdomen.
Dr. Mowlavi’s HD Mommy Makeover: Abdomen
The abdomen is the primary concern for the majority of mommy makeover patients. Fortunately, the excess fat and significant skin stretching that accompanies any pregnancy can be instantly eliminated by a full tummy tuck.
What many people do not know is that there is an ideal belly button position on the body that significantly enhances the harmony between the belly, torso and breasts.
An advantage of the full tummy tuck vs a mini tuck is that a full tuck completely removes the umbilical stalk to allow for the elimination of upper belly skin as well. This also provides me the freedom to reposition your belly button to the ideal location. Ideally, the belly button should be about 1 cm below the midway point of the inframammary crease (where your boob meets your torso) and the pubic area.
Once the loose skin is excised, the new belly button ring is sewn down. However, when the stalk is sewn down, it becomes fixed in place and must be made directly over the stalk. To perfect this maneuver, I have created an Umbilicator, which is secured on the umbilical stalk prior to redraping the skin and allows me to feel the stalk in order to correctly sew the ring in the correct location on my first attempt.
If you are curious about how I achieve aesthetically beautiful tummy tucks in mommy makeovers consistently, contact me at 949-499-4147 with any question you may have. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute also offers virtual consultations with me at no charge if you are not located in Southern California.
This 45-year-old female 2 months following a mommy makeover with full tummy tuck and breast lift surgery.