Reverse Tummy Tuck for Breast Volume

Unlike traditional tummy tucks that focus on the lower abdominal area, a reverse tummy tuck, also known as reverse abdominoplasty, offers a fresh perspective by addressing the upper abdomen.  This surgery involves skin and tissue from above the belly button. 

Reverse Tummy Tuck for Increased Breast Volume

In 2023 Dr. Schwartz realized that while traditional breast reconstruction procedures, such as breast implants, flaps, or fat transfer, have been widely used, there is a lesser-known technique that offers a unique solution – the reverse tummy tuck. The upper abdomen region is conveniently close to breasts and would be a perfect volume addition to his patients seeking more breast volume but not interested in implants, flaps, or those who need extra volume after Goldilocks Mastectomy, or addition to implants or flaps. His Reverse Tummy Tuck for Increased Breast Volume was published in a prestigious plastic journal, and it is a testament to the constant evolution of Dr. Schwartz’s innovative surgery techniques.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Reverse Tummy Tuck for Increased Breast Volume?

The ideal candidates for a reverse tummy tuck for increased breast volume are women who have experienced significant weight loss, undergone mastectomy surgeries, and have sagging breasts or excess skin and fat in the upper abdomen. This procedure utilizes tissue above the belly button and allows Dr. Schwartz to transfer it to the breasts, resulting not just in a fuller and more voluptuous appearance but addresses asymmetry as well. This procedure can often supply each breast with 300-500 ml of women’s own tissue and can give many patients a definitive reconstruction without using an implant or making incisions in other parts of their body.

Before considering any surgical procedure, it is crucial to determine if you are a suitable candidate. It is important to have realistic expectations and be in good overall health to undergo this procedure.

Consultation and Procedure

During your initial consultation, Dr. Schwartz will evaluate your medical history, and examine your breasts and abdomen to determine if you are a good candidate for a reverse tummy tuck. Dr. Schwartz will explain the procedure in detail, including the risks and benefits, and he will discuss your expectations and goals. It is essential to openly communicate your concerns, desires, and any previous breast cancer treatments you have undergone. This will help Dr. Schwartz tailor the procedure to your specific needs. The consultation is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and address any doubts or fears you may have.

Dr. Schwartz performs the reverse tummy tuck as an outpatient procedure in general anesthesia at an Ambulatory Surgery Center, eliminating the need for hospital admission. During a reverse abdominoplasty procedure, an incision is made along the natural crease of the breasts or an alternative discreet location, depending on individual needs. Through this incision, excess tissue is meticulously removed and lifted up into the breast mounds, unveiling reshaped, fuller, and natural-looking breasts. Dr. Schwartz then skillfully repositions and tightens the remaining skin, creating a more firm and toned appearance. This technique ensures minimal scarring and a natural aesthetic outcome. Dr. Schwartz performs reverse tummy tuck for increased breast volume in about 2 hours.


While reverse abdominoplasty undoubtedly offers more options for breast cancer reconstruction, its benefits extend beyond the surface. Many patients report improved posture and relief from back pain due to the tightening of abdominal muscles. With Dr. Schwartz at the helm, reverse abdominoplasty for increased breast volume brings forth a new era of breast reconstruction.

Recovery and Results

Following the reverse tummy tuck procedure, it is crucial to follow your post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. You will need to wear a surgical bandage or a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support the breast. You may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which can be managed with pain medication. It is essential to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for several weeks.

The results of reverse tummy tuck for increased breast volume can be seen immediately, but the final results may take several months to fully develop as the swelling subsides. The breasts will appear fuller, lifted, and more youthful, and the abdomen will be flatter and smoother. The results of this procedure are long-lasting.

The reverse tummy tuck procedure can provide breast cancer patients with remarkable results. Not only does it offer an innovative solution to restore lost volume and symmetry, but it is just one option among several breast reconstruction techniques available by Dr. Schwartz. Do your research, review all breast reconstruction procedures we offer, and talk to your friends and family so you can make an informed decision that aligns with your desires and overall well-being so you can continue to thrive.

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Dr. Schwartz is dedicated exclusively to breast surgery and reconstruction, and he has devoted his life to perfecting the appearance of women diagnosed with breast cancer. As a cancer survivor himself, Dr. Schwartz is known for his genuine compassion and unsurpassed commitment to providing the best surgical care tailored to each patient’s individual needs and desires. His innovative procedures and techniques allow him to offer his patients the widest range of surgical options available anywhere.