If you’re struggling to achieve your desired figure with diet and exercise, an extended tummy tuck can be the solution. This surgery is designed to remove stubborn fat layers, tighten abdominal muscles and create a flatter and more toned stomach.
During the extended abdominoplasty procedure, surgeons use general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety. The surgeon will create a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen that stretches from one hip to the other. However, this incision is typically longer than that used during a standard tummy tuck, as it needs to extend around the hips and onto the lower back to access the excess tissue located in these areas.
Once the surgeon has trimmed and removed any excess skin tissue, they will then suture the area together and reposition the belly button to give you a more aesthetically pleasing shape. Liposuction may also be used to further contour and reduce excess fat tissue, especially in the flanks (love handles) and lower back regions. The final result is a flattened and toned stomach that is proportional to your body size and shape.
To find out if an extended tummy tuck is right for you, book a consultation at Allure Esthetic. During your visit, our experienced plastic surgeon will examine your abdomen and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment. We’ll also show you a range of before and after extended tummy tuck photos so you can see what to expect with the treatment.