Not only is a tummy tuck one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, but advancements in surgical techniques have allowed for a variety of incision patterns. Your incision pattern is dependent on the degree of change you desire, among other factors.
Sometimes known as a lower body lift, an extended tummy tuck can address other concerns aside from the lower stomach. An extended tummy tuck is usually reserved for massive weight loss patients who have a significant amount of sagging skin or other cosmetic concerns around their entire midsection.
The incision typically extends around your sides to allow access to the lower back and hips. Liposuction can be used to remove stubborn fat and contour the area.
Excess skin is removed and the belly button is repositioned before the incision is closed.
An extended tummy tuck is the most invasive option but can provide the most dramatic results. Initial recovery time is typically three to four weeks. Massive weight loss patients may have other concerns aside from their midsection, and Dr. Small will help you create a comprehensive treatment plan to help you achieve all of your cosmetic goals.