Enhance the Contours of Your Torso With an Extended Tummy Tuck  

A tummy tuck is an increasingly popular procedure for both men and women. The newest techniques allow for added customization to suit individual patient goals. Mesna Plastic Surgery offers variations on traditional tummy tuck surgery, including the extended tummy tuck procedure for Minneapolis, MN-area patients who are seeking additional refinement. An extended tummy tuck expands the treatment area to include more of the torso, targeting the sides and back of the body, along with the tummy and waist.

Calling upon decades of experience in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Gregory T. Mesna performs extended tummy tucks, as well as traditional and mini tummy tucks. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mesna to explore your body contouring options, please contact our practice today.

About the Procedure

An illustration of different tummy tuck techniquesSimilar to traditional abdominoplasty, an extended tummy tuck procedure can eliminate loose, sagging skin and stubborn fat pockets around the waist and abdomen, and tighten the underlying musculature. This surgery broadens the treatment area to include the sides and back, targeting excess skin and fat around the flanks and above the hips (love handles).

For an extended tummy tuck, the surgical incision reaches beyond the hip bones to allow Dr. Mesna greater access to the underlying structures. The incision along the bikini line is larger when compared to the traditional surgery, but is still easily concealed by your clothing. This procedure can help create a flatter stomach with sleeker contours from from the sides and back

Our staff provides attentive, personalized care throughout the process, from your initial consultation through post-operative recovery. Extended tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and may require an overnight stay at the surgical center. Patients can typically return to work two or three weeks after surgery, ready to enjoy their new, streamlined body contours.

An extended tummy tuck is not meant to be a weight loss procedure. The best candidates are close to their ideal weight.

Extended Tummy Tuck Candidates

Many candidates for abdominoplasty have recently lost a substantial amount of weight or have had multiple pregnancies. Significant weight loss or fluctuation can leave loose skin and tissue around the body, particularly in the torso area. The extended tummy tuck is ideal for healthy patients who are bothered by a significant amount of sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat around the midsection, including the tummy, sides, and back areas.

Dr. Mesna can incorporate liposuction into a tummy tuck to provide a more dramatic effect. Liposuction is frequently combined with the extended tummy tuck to slim the entire torso, targeting the abdomen, waist, flanks and area above the buttocks.

An extended tummy tuck is not meant to be a weight loss procedure. The best candidates are close to their ideal weight. The results of your extended tummy tuck surgery can be long-lasting if you lead a healthy lifestyle and do not plan to have children in the future.

Contact Mesna Plastic Surgery

Mesna Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of body contouring procedures to help you meet your health and beauty goals. If you would like to learn more about extended tummy tuck treatments, please contact our Edina practice today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Mesna.

Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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