AESTHETIC MEDICINE, COSMETIC SURGERY
Definition A popular term for a cosmetic procedure used to excise excess skin and submacent tissue on the anterior abdominal wall.
Procedure A large horizontal ellipse or wedge of skin and fat is excised from the anterior lower abdomen, and an upper abdominal flap is stretched to the suprapubic incision and sewn in place; the umbilicus is exteriorised through an incision in the flap at the proper level
Raison d’etre Vanity, loose tissue after significant weight loss.
Cost $6500 to $8500
Number procedures 2012 107,000