Abdominoplasty - Case 12Case ID: 0422
This is a 42 year-old woman with two previous pregnancies carried to term. Her major complaint was that she always looked pregnant. She delivered fairly large babies vaginally and subsequently underwent a vaginal hysterectomy. She has had no previous abdominal surgery. At 5' 2" and 128 lbs., she has a calculated body mass index of 23. Pre-operatively, most of her issues appear to be abdominal wall laxity without a significant amount of skin laxity. She was amenable to both an umbilical translocation procedure or a free-float umbilicoplasty. In this case, to avoid a suprapubic vertical scar, we went with the free-float procedure resulting in the umbilicus sitting a little lower on the abdominal wall. She is seen here a one year following that operation. Note the lack of any vertical scar.