I recently had a bbl, i choose not to have the tummy tuck and now regret it. I have a small area by my belly button that lifts up slightly, is it possible to remove this excess skin with out muscle repair? and how costly is it?
Skin Correction with out Muscle Repair?
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Tummy Tuck Without Muscle Repair
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Removal of Skin without Muscle Work
Thank you for your question.
It is difficult to say if you would be a good candidate for removal of excess skin without muscle work without an examination (or possibly photos). If your abdominal muscles are in good shape, this procedure could be a possibility. Speak with your surgeon and allow him/her to examine you to determine if this will be a good procedure for you.
Skin laxity versus excess fat
Thank you for the question. Its hard to know what issue you are having but I suspect it is either excess fat or excess laxity. Excess fat can be treated by liposuction whereas excess laxity will have to be cut out. Most commonly this has to be done by a full tummy tuck type procedure since the belly button stalk acts as an anchor and simply removing some skin around the belly button will not be a good choice for correction.
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
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