What is a circumferential tummy tuck?

A circumferential tummy tuck is more extensive than a full tummy tuck. It’s usually performed on patients who have lost a great deal of weight (usually after gastric bypass surgery/bariatric surgery) and now have loose, overhanging skin around their entire body. In a circumferential tummy tuck, the incision extends all around the waist line (that is, the circumference of the patient’s abdomen), and excess skin, fat and muscle are removed.  The outer thighs and buttocks are also lifted, and a new navel is usually created.  Liposuction may also be performed to maximize body contouring.  The length of scar extends all around the waistline.

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