Extended Tummy Tuck: Achieve a Flatter and More Toned Abdomen
An extended tummy tuck, also known as an extended abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Karan Chopra, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with expertise in plastic surgery of the face, breast, eyes, and body. This procedure is designed to address excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, resulting in a flatter and more toned abdomen.
What is an Extended Tummy Tuck?
An extended tummy tuck is an advanced surgical technique that goes beyond a traditional tummy tuck to address excess skin and fat not only in the abdominal area but also in the flanks and lower back. This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or have excess skin and fat due to pregnancy or aging.
During the procedure, Dr. Chopra will make an incision that extends from hip to hip, similar to a traditional tummy tuck. However, in an extended tummy tuck, the incision is longer and may also extend around the hips to address excess skin and fat in the flanks and lower back. Through this incision, Dr. Chopra will tighten the underlying abdominal muscles, remove excess skin and fat, and reposition the belly button for a more natural appearance.
Benefits of an Extended Tummy Tuck
An extended tummy tuck offers several benefits for individuals seeking a flatter and more toned abdomen:
- Removal of excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, flanks, and lower back
- Tightening of the underlying abdominal muscles for improved core strength
- Enhancement of body contours and waistline definition
- Improved self-confidence and body image
- Long-lasting results with proper post-operative care
Recovery and Results
After an extended tummy tuck, patients can expect a recovery period of several weeks. Dr. Chopra will provide detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth healing process. It is important to follow these instructions, including wearing compression garments and avoiding strenuous activities, to optimize results and minimize complications.
Patients will notice an immediate improvement in their abdominal contour, although initial swelling and bruising are common. Over time, as the swelling subsides and the incisions heal, the final results of the extended tummy tuck will become more apparent. With a healthy lifestyle and proper maintenance, the results of an extended tummy tuck can be long-lasting.
Consultation with Dr. Karan Chopra
If you are considering an extended tummy tuck or any other plastic surgery procedure, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Karan Chopra. During your consultation, Dr. Chopra will evaluate your unique needs and goals, discuss the procedure in detail, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Dr. Chopra’s extensive training, experience, and dedication to safety and quality make him a trusted choice for patients seeking natural-looking results. With over 10 years of experience, 500+ happy patients, and 300+ five-star reviews, Dr. Chopra is known for his artistic hand, quick recovery techniques, and sympathetic bedside manner.
Contact Dr. Karan Chopra Today
If you are ready to achieve a flatter and more toned abdomen with an extended tummy tuck, contact Dr. Karan Chopra today. Schedule a consultation at his Miami or Minneapolis office to discuss your goals and learn more about the procedure. Dr. Chopra and his wonderful staff team are committed to providing exceptional care and helping you achieve the body you desire.
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FAQs about Extended Tummy Tuck
What is an extended tummy tuck?
An extended tummy tuck, also known as a lower body lift, is a surgical procedure that targets excess skin and fat in the abdomen, hips, and lower back. It is an extended version of a traditional tummy tuck, addressing a larger area of the body.
Who is a good candidate for an extended tummy tuck?
Good candidates for an extended tummy tuck are individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight, either through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, and have excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, hips, and lower back. It is also suitable for women who have undergone multiple pregnancies and have stretched abdominal muscles and loose skin.
What is the recovery process like after an extended tummy tuck?
The recovery process after an extended tummy tuck can vary from patient to patient. Generally, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. Pain medication may be prescribed to manage any discomfort. It is important to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions, which may include wearing a compression garment, avoiding strenuous activities, and attending follow-up appointments for proper healing and monitoring.