When Do You Need Extended Tummy Tuck?

An extended tummy tuck, also known as a lower body lift, is a surgical procedure that addresses excess skin and fat in the abdominal area and extends around the sides and lower back. At Bizrahmed, tummy tuck in Dubai is typically recommended for individuals with significant skin laxity and excess tissue in the abdomen and in the flank and lower back areas.

An extended tummy tuck procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia and involves a longer incision than a traditional one. The incision is made horizontally across the lower abdomen, extending around the sides and lower back. The length and pattern of the incision may vary depending on the extent of correction needed and the patient’s specific goals.

During Extended Tummy Tuck Surgery

During the surgery, the plastic surgeon removes excess skin and fat not only from the front of the abdomen but also from the sides and lower back. The underlying abdominal muscles are tightened, and liposuction may be performed to contour further and sculpt the treated areas. The surgeon then repositions and sutures the remaining skin to create a smoother, more contoured appearance. Special care is taken to ensure that the incisions are strategically placed to be as inconspicuous as possible, although scarring is an inevitable part of any surgical procedure.

Benefits And Considerations Before A Tummy Tuck

The extended tummy tuck offers several benefits:

  • Comprehensive improvement in the appearance of the entire midsection
  • Removal of excess skin and fat around the abdomen, flanks, and lower back
  • Enhanced body contouring and silhouette
  • Boost in self-confidence and body image

Despite the transformative results, an extended tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure that involves certain risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and complications associated with anaesthesia. Patients considering this procedure should consult a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in performing extended tummy tucks. At Bizrahmed, surgeons discuss patients’ goals, expectations, and potential risks before any tummy tuck surgery in Dubai.

Moreover, maintaining a stable weight through a healthy lifestyle post-surgery is crucial for preserving the results of an extended tummy tuck. While the procedure removes excess skin and fat, it does not prevent weight gain in the future.

Situations When An Extended Tummy Tuck Might Be Recommended

Here are some situations where an extended tummy tuck might be recommended:

  1. Massive Weight Loss: Individuals who have undergone significant weight loss, either through bariatric surgery or other means, often have excess skin in the front and around their sides and lower back. An extended tummy tuck can comprehensively address the excess skin in these areas.
  2. Post-Pregnancy Changes: Women who have had multiple pregnancies or experienced substantial changes in their abdominal and flank areas due to pregnancy may benefit from an extended tummy tuck to address the excess skin and tissue around the midsection.
  3. Visible Excess Skin on Sides and Lower Back: Some individuals may have significant amounts of loose skin and fat that extend beyond the traditional tummy tuck area, requiring surgical intervention to achieve more comprehensive contouring of the midsection.
  4. Desire for Comprehensive Contouring: For individuals seeking a more complete transformation and contouring of their midsection, including the abdomen, flanks, and lower back, an extended tummy tuck can provide a more comprehensive solution.
  5. Quality of Skin Elasticity: Candidates for an extended tummy tuck should have reasonable skin elasticity to ensure successful results. The surgeon will assess the skin’s quality to determine the appropriate treatment for excess skin and fat.


It’s important to note that an extended tummy tuck is a more extensive procedure than a traditional tummy tuck, involving longer incisions and a more significant recovery period. As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and considerations, so it’s crucial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the most suitable treatment plan based on individual needs and goals.

For more details on tummy tuck, neck lift, rhinoplasty and facelift in Dubai, contact Bizrahmed.

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