Dr. Douglas M. Hargrave
Dr. Douglas Hargrave is a board certified plastic surgeon with The Plastic Surgery Group in Albany, NY. He has decades of experience in abdominoplasty with a long history of excellent results. Depending on your trouble spots, he offers a mini tummy tuck, a full tummy tuck, and an extended tummy tuck. Dr. Hargrave understands that the extent of surgery should match the individual needs and goals of the patient.
A mini tummy tuck is ideal for patients who need less correction and involves shorter incisions, which results in shorter scars. This procedure is best for individuals who do not require muscle repair and who have only minimal excess skin limited to the lower abdomen.
A full tummy tuck offers more comprehensive benefits for people who need both skin removal and muscle tightening. It requires a longer incision that runs between the hip bones and can produce more substantial changes.
An extended tummy tuck provides the same improvements as the full tummy tuck but also tightens loose skin all the way around the waist. Dr. Hargrave offers this procedure for patients who have undergone massive weight loss. The incision is placed as low as possible so that the resulting scar is covered by swimsuits and underwear. For patients who have lost a large amount of weight, this technique can be performed as part of an even more comprehensive body lift.