Congratulations on your amazing weight loss. As a result of your weight loss, you may have excess skin in your abdomen that extends laterally past your hips and onto your lateral thighs. You may also have poor tone in your abdominal wall muscles, residual fat deposits and hanging skin in your mons or pubic area that covers your genital region. An extended tummy tuck can help.

extended tummy tuckAn extended tummy tuck can correct your midsection by tightening your abdominal muscle wall and removing this excess skin. As the incision extends laterally past your hips, you will also get some lifting of the skin on your lateral thighs. The incision for an extended tummy tuck will end more laterally than that for a standard tummy tuck incision, but it does not extend as posterior as the incision for a lower body lift. Although an extended tummy tuck can help improve your lateral thigh contour, if you have significant skin laxity in this area, a lower body lift (circumferential body lift) may be more appropriate to achieve the desired lateral thigh contour. As part of your procedure, Dr. Michaels will also perform a mons or pubic lift to rejuvenate your genital region. Dr. Michaels may also combine this procedure with targeted liposuction to achieve the optimal aesthetic result.

Before & After Photos

Dr. Michaels is one of a few plastic surgeons to complete a fellowship specifically dedicated this area of plastic surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Michaels will carefully listen to your goals and expectations and a treatment plan will be specifically tailored to your exact needs.

Quick Facts

Length

3-5 hours (depending on extent of procedure)

Anesthesia

General

In/outpatient

Usually inpatient with 1 overnight stay, outpatient in select cases

Side effects

Temporary swelling, bruising, tightness and some pain

Risks

Pain, bleeding, infection, rare damage to nerves, asymmetry, incomplete improvement, recurrent laxity

Recovery

1-2 week back at work. 2 weeks light exercise. 3 weeks more strenuous activity. 8-12 weeks for swelling to completely resolve.

Duration of results

Proper diet and exercise can prolong results

To see if an extended tummy tuck can help you achieve the abdominal contour you desire, click here or call 301-468-5991 to schedule a consultation.