The Ocean Drive Abdominoplasty
Our signature body contouring procedure, the Ocean Drive Abdominoplasty® offers our best result to the female abdomen. This procedure is designed to maximize the feminine curves and flatten the abdomen. This specific procedure was designed at Ocean Drive, but it is based on principles that Dr. Durkin learned while he was lecturing in Bogota’, Colombia. Dr Durkin was flown to Bogota’ by Johnson and Johnson to lecture on silicone breast implants. While he was there, he developed a number of relationships with the Colombian plastic surgeons. Those surgeons were kind enough to show Dr. Durkin their approaches to body contouring, and given the fact that South America is a hotbed for body contouring, this opportunity was not lost by Dr. Durkin. Rather, it redefined how he looked at the female abdomen, leading him to develop the Ocean Drive Abdominoplasty®.
The Ocean Drive Abdominoplasty® balances the flatness of the tummy with the curviness of the hips. As a distinction from a Standard Abdominoplasty, this procedure requires a slightly longer incision past the hip bone, but the extra incision allows us to medialize (or turn inwards) the midportion of the waist. This results in a very feminine, curvy appearance along the hips and flanks in conjunction with a flat tummy. Power assist liposuction is always used with this procedure, as it allows us to further delineate and define the flanks and upper abdomen.
In this procedure, incisions are made in the lower abdomen, and around the belly button. The belly button is transformed from an upside down frowny-face look into a vertical, small, and attractive accessory structure. This procedure is ideally suited for anyone who has excess skin and fat above and below the belly button, and has a loose abdominal wall.
The procedure will remove all of the excess skin from the lower abdomen, and will offer the maximum possible tightness to the upper abdomen. The core muscles are markedly tightened, and the new umbilicus described above is created simultaneously. The procedure takes around 2.5 hours on average to complete. We do mandate that patients stay overnight with us after this procedure both for their safety and comfort.
Exclusively for female patients, designed specifically for female contours
Create or accentuate the natural female curves and contours of the abdomen and obliques
Comprehensive tightening of core muscles
A new, smaller, and vertically oriented belly button indicative of youth and vitality
Direct, comprehensive reduction of fat in the lower abdomen
Permanent tightening of lower abdomen
Can be combined with liposuction for enhanced results
Incision is required around the belly button
Incision travels across each hip and deviates up on the lateral hips
Drains are required for 2-4 days
Recovery time of 7-10 days is normal