Extended tummy tuck VS normal tummy tuck

Extended tummy tuck vs normal tummy tuck

Extended tummy tuck

Many individuals struggle with excess skin in the stomach region, or may require extensive muscle repair. This is where we would recommend the procedure of an extended tummy tuck. In many ways it is similar to a normal tummy tuck however, the incision extends around the hips to the back. This not only improves the entire abdomen, but also addresses the waist. An extended tummy tuck is usually performed on individuals who have excess fat deposits or sagging skin around the waist (love handles).

Why have an Extended Tummy Tuck?

One of the first places on the body where fat deposits accumulate and consequently creates excess skin is in the abdomen and flanks. Droopy, excess skin and fat deposits create “love handles” and are often accompanied by poor skin quality and stretch marks in the abdominal area.

An Extended Abdominoplasty procedure widens the incision line and expands the area operated on, to achieve more dramatic and better results. A tighter waistline helps achieve a more beautiful and contoured torso no matter the angle you view your body. Furthermore, you can combine Extended Abdominoplasty with other plastic surgeries.  For example, liposuction (on various parts of the body) or breast lift.

Am I a Good Candidate for an Extended Tummy Tuck?

While a Tummy Tuck is a good option for the frontal area of the abdomen, Extended Tummy Tuck aims at a larger area. Patients who go through the process of massive weight loss, often end up with sagging and droopy skin. This cannot only cause aesthetic problems but it can also cause physical discomfort and dissatisfaction. Excess skin may be the result of either pregnancy and/or large weight loss, which can lead to;

  • Skin folds
  • Stretch marks
  • Sagging skin
  • Skin irritation and/or rashes
  • Skin that partially or completely covers the pubic area
  • And drooping skin that patients often try to cover up by tucking into pants.

Extended tummy tuck vs. traditional tummy tuck

An extended tummy tuck and a traditional tummy tuck are very similar procedures. The main difference is that an extended tummy tuck addresses the flanks, also known as love handles, between the waist and hip. Because of the additional procedure, an extended tummy tuck is often more expensive, takes longer to complete, and may require a longer recovery time post-surgery.

Does a tummy tuck through Azurite include muscle repair?

Yes, both our normal tummy tuck and extended tummy tuck include extensive muscle repair at no additional cost.

Before and after photos

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