What Is An Extended Tummy Tuck?

An extended abdominoplasty is a plastic surgery technique commonly referred to as extended tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty with flankplasty.

Extended Tummy Tuck Surgery with Dr. Jaibaji

During an extended abdominoplasty, skin and tummy fat are removed from the mid and lower abdomen in addirtion to simultaneously removing tissue from the lower sides and back to refine the waistline.  Next, as with a tummy tuck, upper abdominal skin is pulled downward and the muscular wall is repaired by pulling the abdominal muscles tightly back together.  As the windowshade of upper skin is pulled taut downward, a new opening is created for the navel, which has been preserved thoughout this procedure.

Often times, it is necessary to place drains in the wall space which will stay in place in the early recovery period.  Recently, however, our surgeons have perfected a new technique that doesn’t require drains at all.  Whether or not you are a candidate for our “drainless” extended abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) will be decided by the physician on an individual basis.

When To Chose Extended Tummy Tuck Surgery

There are some factors that might help us decide if extended tummy tuck surgery, orextended abdominoplasty, is a safe choice for you. Most of this information will be discussed during your initial consultation with us. It is important for you to be in general good health, be within 20 pounds of your target weight and  be completely free of nicotine products.  If you are a smoker, we can discuss helpful tips to “kick the habit,”  but we cannot consider you  a candidate for this surgery if you test positive for nicotine prior to your date of surgery.

Extended Tummy Tuck Recovery in La Jolla

Extended tummy tuck  recovery is also something you will want to consider when making your decision.  A 23-hour hospital stay following surgery should be expected.  It is unrealistic to plan your return to work any sooner than one week after your tummy tuck surgery.  Ideally, you would take two weeks to rest and recover.  Because the skin is pulled so tight, your posture will be affected.  You will, most likely, walk slightly bent over for 7-10 days, but will notice with each passing day you are able to stand up a bit straighter than the day before.   A low grade fever is not uncommon in the first few days after surgery and usually improves with deep breathing exercises.  Any drains you might have will be concealed under your clothes and will be removed in our office 1-2 weeks after surgery. Be patient, as you will experience daily improvement.  After many years of performing this procedure we know that each person recovers slightly differently and at different rates of speed.  We are committed to treating each patient as an individual and will discuss those  individual concerns regarding your recovery during your consultation.

Extended tummy tuck surgery, or extended abdominoplasty, results usually last for years as long as your weight is stable.


Actual Patient Testimonial on Extended Tummy Tuck with Dr. Jaibaji:

“Doctor Jaibaji your work and expertise is exceptional!! I am so happy with my new body! I had an extended tummy tuck in November 3rd and I feel so blessed to have had you as my doctor, it was the best decision I have ever made for me. I am so happy with my results!! I feel pretty and sexy again! If you are looking for a surgeon he is your Doctor I highly recommend him. From my first visit until now his friendly stuff is always nice and helpful. Doctor Jaibaji is a very caring kind doctor a professional that really listens to your questions and has all the answers for you. I have the best results I could ever ask for!!! Doctor Jaibaji thank you for changing my life and for giving me my self confidence back!!! Thank you!”

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Extended Tummy Tuck Recovery in La Jolla

Extended tummy tuck  recovery is also something you will want to consider when making your decision.  A 23-hour hospital stay following surgery should be expected.  It is unrealistic to plan your return to work any sooner than one week after your tummy tuck surgery.  Ideally, you would take two weeks to rest and recover.  Because the skin is pulled so tight, your posture will be affected.  You will, most likely, walk slightly bent over for 7-10 days, but will notice with each passing day you are able to stand up a bit straighter than the day before.   A low grade fever is not uncommon in the first few days after surgery and usually improves with deep breathing exercises.  Any drains you might have will be concealed under your clothes and will be removed in our office 1-2 weeks after surgery. Be patient, as you will experience daily improvement.  After many years of performing this procedure we know that each person recovers slightly differently and at different rates of speed.  We are committed to treating each patient as an individual and will discuss those  individual concerns regarding your recovery during your consultation.

Extended tummy tuck surgery, or extended abdominoplasty, results usually last for years as long as your weight is stable.

Schedule an Extended Tummy Tuck Consultation with Dr. Moneer Jaibaji 
Contact us to schedule a consultation for body contouring after weight loss. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to review photos and discuss details such as the cost and expected recovery tim

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female Months Post-Op: 3
Procedure: Extended Tummy Tuck San Diego

This patient had bariatric surgery and lost over 100 lb. She underwent extended abdominoplasty. Mommy makeover, breast implants, memory gel implants, periareolar incision, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, liposuction waist, flanks, muscle repair, diastasis repair, belly button surgery, correction of back rolls.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Months Post-Op: 6

Body Contouring Procedure: Tummy Tuck San Diego
Type of Liposuction: Super Wet Technique Liposuction
Treated Areas: Flanks, Face and Neck, Waist, Hips, Chest, Back

This patient had extended tummy tuck and liposuction of the sides and waist. She also had muscle repair and diastasis repair.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Age: 36
Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 210 lbs

Months Post-Op: 6

Body Contouring Procedure: Extended Tummy Tuck San Diego
Type of Liposuction: Super Wet Technique Liposuction
Liposuction Treated Areas: Abdomen, Waist, Hips, Chest, Back, Flanks

This patient had extended tummy tuck with liposuction of the sides and back. Mommy makeover, breast reduction, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, liposuction waist, flanks, muscle repair, diastasis repair, belly button surgery, correction of back rolls. The surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD