“It’s all about the belly button”
A full tummy tuck involves tightening of the abdominal wall with removal of excess skin and fat. Contrary to popular belief, we do not need to make you a “new belly button.” Instead, you will keep your existing belly button (umbilicus), but all the skin around it will be removed and replaced with skin from the upper abdomen (see tummy tuck video).
Plastic surgeons vary widely in their techniques for reshaping the belly button. This variation in technique creates a similar variation in results. As you compare plastic surgeons for your tummy tuck, spend time looking at their patients’ belly buttons.
If you have any questions or wish to schedule a consultation call our office at (469) 306-1774.
Dr. Friedman is the Founder and Director of the West Plano Plastic Surgery Center on the campus of Presbyterian Hospital of Plano.