If there is simply excess fat with good skin quality and no widening of the muscles, treatments to remove the fat are indicated. The excess fat can be treated non- surgically with fat dissolving injections called Deoxycholic acid or with cryolipolysis (Fat freezing) called Coolsculpting. Surgical removal is perfomed by liposuction with the Bodyjet system. The choice of treatment will be determined during your consultation with Dr Rory.
If there is excess fat and loose abdominal skin (or loose skin alone) without widening of the muscle, then treatments to remove the skin and fat are indicated. If the loose skin extends to the position of the belly button, a mini-tummy tuck can be performed, if it extends beyond the belly button a full abdominoplasty is perfomed.
If all three components exist, a mini tummy tuck or full abdominoplasty can be perfomed with tightening of the abdominal muscles, known as rectus plication. This rectus plication can also be perfomed on its on through an abdominoplasty incision.