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May 11, 2022

The Extended Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most common and successful types of body contouring surgeries. It is used in many post-pregnancy and weight loss women to correct the effects of having babies and the changes that process can induce on one’s body in the mid-section area. A Full Tummy Tuck is often needed to restore the abdominal muscle separation and laxity to its original shape, the navel is moved at a new and higher position to give you a more youthful appearance but women with a high BMI (body mass index) and significant weight for their height often requires a different type of tummy tuck. Even with weight loss a high BMI creates rolls (folds) of skin and fat that a frontal-based tummy tuck alone can not properly address. The loose hanging portion extend from frontal abdomen to back side of the waist and upper hips. This requires that the extent of the tummy tuck excision go around the waistline and extended tummy tuck comes the realization. The resulting scar runs all the way around the waist, and the procedure is also called a Belt Lipectomy; most appropriate for those who have undergone massive weight loss or having loose & hanging skin all around the waist line. It is often also necessary that liposuction be performed in and around the back and waistline area to maximize the contouring effect.