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Extended Tummy Tuck


An extended tummy tuck or extended abdominoplasty is a procedure of removing excess skin and tightening of the skin surrounding the waistline and hip region. It removes the sagging belly and gives you the look that you always had wished for.

Extended Tummy Tuck is a type of tummy tuck procedure which helps in removing excess skin and fat in the flank and back areas of the body.

Who can go for Extended Tummy tuck?

The decision to go for an extended tummy tuck is completely personal. A person is an ideal candidate if he/she has experienced the following:

  • People who have undergone obesity surgery or have lost a lot of weight in a short period of time.
  • The technique is beneficial for  people who have excess fat in the flank, lower back, and upper hip regions
  • People with excess fat under the skin around the abdomen and the waist
  • If the abdominal muscles and skin have stretched abnormally due to pregnancy

Extended Tummy Tuck Procedures

The procedures in the extended tummy tuck surgery are as follows:

  • In an extended tummy tuck, the incision is made around the abdomen that extends to the back patient’s hips. All the problem areas like abdomen, flanks, and hips, are treated at the same time.
  • In this procedure, the surgeon tightens the sagging muscles and gives the patient a new body shape. The belly button is moved to match the patient’s new body contour.
  • The surgeon may also use liposuction during the procedure to get the expected body contour.
  • After the surgery in all the problem areas, the incision is stitched.

Recovery

After the extended Tummy Tuck process, the recovery may take time.

  • As the extended abdominoplasty has  long incision your doctor may ask you to remain in the hospital for at least a day, so, he/she can observe your condition.
  • After the surgery, drainage tubes are placed under the cuts to collect the fluid
  • The swelling in the incision area lasts for about six weeks.
  • The patient has to seek medical supervision for at least a few days
  • The patient can start doing lighter activities after two weeks of the surgery
  • The patient can take a shower 48 hours after the surgery

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