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Extended Tummy Tuck

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Extended Tummy Tuck (Extended Abdominoplasty) Baltimore, Maryland

The amount of excess skin and other factors will determine whether a mini tummy tuck, full tummy tuck or extended tummy tuck is the best option. Patients who have an extended amount of additional abdominal skin will benefit from an extended tummy tuck. The difference between this surgery and the full tummy tuck is essentially the amount of skin tailoring that is required to contour the waistline. The more extensive the amount of skin for contouring the more “extended” the tailoring seams (i.e. scars) that are needed.

Here is some additional information about our Baltimore, Maryland practice’s extended tummy tuck (extended abdominoplasty) procedure:

Length: 5 hours
Anesthesia: Epidural and IV sedation
In Patient/Out Patient: Out patient
Potential Side Effects/Risks: Problems with anesthesia, blood clots, excess fat and skin at ends of incisions, unsightly scars
Principle Benefits: Flatter tummy and a trimmer waistline

An extended tummy tuck/ abdominoplasty is an excellent option for those patients who have recently lost a substantial amount of weight, whether through bariatric surgery or a strict regimen of diet and exercise. Such weight loss often leaves the skin looking stretched and loose; this skin can weigh several pounds! An extended tummy tuck/abdominoplasty allows for the removal of this skin and tightens the remaining skin and tissue, leaving the body looking more toned and trim than it has in years. In some patients a full lower body lift is needed if excess skin extends to the sacral and buttock area.

Extended Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos

If you would like to learn more about the extended tummy and live in or near Baltimore, Maryland, please contact Dr. James Vogel today.