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Abdominoplasty Using the Extended Tummy Tuck Technique

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Abdominoplasty, more popularly known as tummy tuck surgery, is one of the most effective of all body contouring procedures, having helped millions of people achieve the trimmed, toned midsections they desire. One of the chief benefits of the procedure is that it can be customized to meet a wide variety of needs. Tummy tuck offers a potentially ideal solution for all types of patients, from those wishing simply to refine their contours to those looking to make more dramatic changes to their figures.

For the latter types of patients at our plastic surgery practice in Melbourne, extended tummy tuck surgery is often the best solution. When abdominoplasty is performed using the extended tummy tuck technique, patients can address loose, hanging skin and excess deposits of fat not simply in the stomach region but all around the midsection. Mr. Allan Kalus is a pioneer in plastic surgery, having developed new systems of patient care in the early 1990s that allowed patients who had undergone tummy tuck and other procedures to return home on the day of their surgery. He remains at the forefront of his field more than 20 years later, and he would welcome the opportunity to help you address your cosmetic needs through extended tummy tuck surgery.


What Is Extended Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Every form of tummy tuck surgery is intended to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal region while tightening the underlying musculature. The extended tummy tuck technique expands the scope of the surgery beyond the abdominal region, from the lower ribs to the upper pubic zone, to include the flanks, the upper hips, and the lower back. Mr. Kalus works through the most discreet incisions possible to remove excess fatty tissues and tighten the muscles before excising hanging skin. He then stretches the skin taut so that it conforms to the patient’s new contours and sutures the incisions closed. If necessary, he repositions the navel to ensure the most natural-looking results possible.

Mr. Kalus performs abdominoplasty using the extended tummy tuck technique as a day surgery, meaning that patients are generally able to undergo the procedure in the morning and leave by approximately 4:00 in the afternoon. While patients who prefer an overnight stay in a private room with their own nurse will be accommodated, many of our tummy tuck patients are pleased to be able to combine our exceptional aftercare program with the privacy of healing in their own homes.


Candidates for Extended Tummy Tuck Surgery

Suitable candidates for extended tummy tuck surgery will be in overall good health and:

  • Close to their ideal weight (generally within 20 pounds or so)
  • Have excess skin and fat on their abdomens, hips, and lower backs
  • Have realistic expectations of their results
  • Understand that scarring is an inevitable side effect of tummy tuck surgery
  • Be prepared to follow all of Mr. Kalus’s post-surgical instructions
  • Be willing to commit to a healthful post-operative lifestyle to ensure the longevity of their results

Learn More about the Extended Tummy Tuck Technique

To learn more about the extended tummy tuck technique, or to schedule your initial consultation with Mr. Allan Kalus, please contact Avenue Plastic Surgery today.

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