Excessive tissue is being removed in the course of an abdominal lifting (also called abdominal wall lift or abdominoplasty). The navel will be completely moved upwards by circular incision. This creates a firm, sportive contour of the belly area again. The scars remain hidden in the bikini area.
Particularly pregnancies or massive weight losses can result in spare skin in the belly area, which is perceived as rather disturbing limp tissue.
An abdominal lifting is only advisable for patients with a BMI (body mass index) of less than 30 and whose weight has been steady for the last 6 to 12 months. This rather substantial surgery causes a large wound area and is not suitable for heavy smokers due to the risk of wound healing disorders