Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum
Patients who have a small amount of loose abdominal skin accompanied by separation of the abdominal muscles are good candidates for a mini-tummy tuck. Loose skin is removed and abdominal muscles tightened through a short, low scar just over the pubic area.
Patients who have skin excess extending from the abdomen to the flanks accompanied by laxity of the abdominal muscles are good candidates for an extended abdominoplasty. A large amount of abdominal and flank skin is removed and abdominal muscles tightened through a low scar that runs along the lower flanks, abdomen and pubic area. This operation can avoid the formation of "muffin tops" or side bulges that form in people who undergo a standard abdominoplasty or liposuction when an extended abdominoplasty would have been a more appropriate procedure for them.
Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum is a board certified plastic surgeon in St. Louis. Dr. Tenenbaum is highly skilled in body contouring, including liposuction and tummy tucks. She will discuss all of your options with you and help you choose the right procedure for your body type.