Extended Tummy Tuck

Definition - What does Extended Tummy Tuck mean?

An extended tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure in which the length of the incision of the tummy tuck must be extended in order to correct all of the loose, saggy skin on the abdomen. The procedure itself is the same as a regular tummy tuck procedure and the term "extended" only refers to the incision size. Generally, this procedure is ideal for patients who have excess skin extending beyond their hip bones.

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An extended tummy tuck procedure usually includes an incision from the hip to the flank. This incision is considerably larger than a typical tummy tuck procedure, but it ensures that the entire area is corrected. This procedure is usually more involved and takes longer to accomplish. Therefore, an extended tummy tuck usually costs more than a regular tummy tuck.

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