When considering a tummy tuck, technically called an abdominoplasty, the amount of options can quickly become overwhelming. Amongst the choices are a complete abdominoplasty, partial abdominoplasty, circumferential abdominoplasty and extended abdominoplasty. Choosing between them is a matter of consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gene Sloan, who will hear out your goals and make the right recommendation.
For example, an extended abdominoplasty is an ideal technique for a patient who requires an additional lift of sagging skin around the thighs. An extended abdominoplasty includes the tucking and skin removal of a complete abdominoplasty and also includes a thigh lift. The added thigh lift is characterized by an incision along the posterior axillary line.
If you have further questions about what type of abdominoplasty is right for you, please contact us at our office in Arkansas.