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Extended Tummy Tuck in Arizona
Dr. Guerra's experience, skills, and techniques for your tummy tuck in Scottsdale or Phoenix.
Extended tummy tuck in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Extended tummy tuck procedures are designed to remove even more excess skin and fat than standard tummy tuck, while tightening the six-pack tummy muscles in standard fashion. There are several versions of extended tummy surgery, which can be ideal procedures for patients after major weight loss surgery (usually less than 80 pounds lost) and patients who developed unusually large excessive skin and stretchmarks from pregnancy (usually from twins).
Extended Tummy Tuck - Quick Facts
|Average Length:||3 - 3.5 hours|
|Location:||Outpatient Center or |
|Recovery:||Back to work 2 weeks |
Full exercise 6 weeks
|Improving the Experience:||3-Day Pain Reducing Pump |
|Am I a Candidate?||Healthy |
No medical conditions that reduce wound healing
Have additional excess skin and fat in abdomen
Major weight loss patient
Body Mass Index 32 - 35
Realistic goals and expectations
Fully Certified Surgery Centers in Scottsdale and Phoenix.
The third and, most important, way that we differentiate our tummy tuck practice from others is by performing the procedure in an extremely safe environment. We provide only board certified anesthesiologists to deliver safe and effective anesthesia, certified surgery facilities with the potential for overnight stay with care administered by registered nurses, and patient controlled analgesia pumps to deliver efficient and appropriate pain control as well as a variety of prophylactic medications and devices that allow you to have the safest and smoothest recovery possible.
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Steps in extended tummy tuck surgery.
The procedure usually involves an extension of the standard tummy tuck incision to remove the extraneous amounts of excess skin and fat, wherever it may be found. Lipo or Liposuction is recommended to improve the contour of the body and is usually performed on the hips, love handles and flanks during an extended tummy tuck plastic surgery procedure.
We recommend a version of this procedure in patients complaining of excess skin in the tummy that also extends to the sides and is loose over the back of the hips. The incision is placed using the very low tummy tuck incision technique, however, instead of stopping in the region in the front of the hips, the incision continues into the back of the hips without going all the way and meeting across the lower back. This is the best procedure for simultaneously tightening the tummy as well as the skin in the front and back of the hips in patients who wish to avoid a body lift.
A second version is recommended for patients that have more than expected excess skin in the front of the body, usually seen after gastric bypass surgery and in association with a vertical scar (from gastric bypass) in the middle of the tummy. In this procedure, the standard very low tummy tuck incision technique, is employed. The extension of the incision occurs over the previous mid-line incision, in a triangular shape, which allows the appropriate removal of excess skin, without the addition of other vertical incisions on the patient's body. This procedure is sometime called the fluer-de-lis tummy tuck by plastic surgeons.
Major weight loss surgical options in Arizona.
When patients have lost more than 80 pounds, or the amount of excess skin is extreme and involves the buttock region, we recommend a body lift plastic surgery procedure. Please keep in mind that the tummy tuck procedure is not a treatment for obesity. Individuals who intend to lose weight should postpone all forms of body contouring surgery until they have been able to maintain their weight loss for a minimum of six months.
Considering an extended tummy tuck in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona area? Please call (480) 970-2580 or use our contact form to schedule a complimentary consultation. In addition to these body contouring procedures, Dr. Aldo Guerra also provides surgical care for Phoenix / Scottsdale body lift, arm lift and butt augmentation patients. Visit this page to learn more about tummy tuck cost in Phoenix.