What is Tummy Tuck Surgery?
For adults, hanging skin and pockets of fat throughout the abdominal region can be frustrating despite efforts to lose it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the most popular reasons why an individual may not be able to regain a slim and tight abdomen. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery that reshapes the abdominal region, creating attractive outcomes for patients. Our skilled cosmetic team performs tummy tuck surgery that varies on the condition of the abdomen. This popular surgery at Plastic Surgery Vegas allows men and women the opportunity to have a new youthful shape and restored confidence. Learn more about how abdominoplasty can remove excess fat and skin while also tightening the abdominal muscles by scheduling a consultation at our office in Las Vegas, NV.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
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"Had a tummy tuck by Dr. Edwards and Love my result!!!!!!!! He has a knowledgeable, and friendly staff. Dr. Edwards has alot of experience and amazing before and after pictures to show for his beautiful work. Has great bedside manner. He just makes you feel comfortable, and truly cares about his patients. Wonderful pre-op, and post-op care. Highly recommend him!!"- T.S. / Yelp / Jun 22, 2011
"I just had a breast revision and a tummy tuck with Dr Edwards. Not only do I absolutely adore this man because he is so incredibly kind, patient and gentle, he is the most talented surgeon I could ever be so lucky to have, repair my body. I not only am healing so well and quickly after my surgery my pain has been incredibly manageable. I believe that is due to his skill set. My results are amazing. I could not be more happy. His staff and team have been so caring, empathetic and a pure joy. I also LOVE his surgical nurse. She is THE BEST."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 26, 2017
"I went to several consultations in Las Vegas for abdominoplasty. When I met Dr. Higgins and his staff for my consultation I knew immediately he is the most professional and qualified surgeon in Las Vegas. He made me feel very comfortable and explained in detail the procedure from start to finish. Dr Higgins goes above and beyond with his patients for pre and post care as well. This Surgery was a lot easier than I thought it would be and I had no complications and my results are amazing! I wish I would have done this years ago! It has truly changed my life and my self esteem about my body. I have since then referred many of my friends and clients to Dr Higgins. I will definitely be back to see Dr. Higgins for any of my plastic surgery needs. I highly recommend Dr Higgins and his amazing staff. This was by far a five-star experience! Thank You Dr. Higgins!"- K.S. / Google / Jul 15, 2016
"Dr Silver and his staff are nothing but amazing!Dr Silver has the highest integrity for doing what is best for the patient. A 3hr pre op to go over EVERY detail, an RN goes home with you for the first night and health insurance is included in case of any medical issues as a result. I had abdominoplasty, liposuction, and Breast Augmentation. My results after only 5 weeks is much more than I hoped. Don’t just trust your body to anyone, go with THE BEST!"- C.F. / Google / May 28, 2019
Who is a Candidate for A tummy tuck?
Abdominoplasty can be successful for both women and men. Candidates for this procedure typically:
- Find themselves upset over sagging skin, as well as unwanted fat in the lower abdomen
- Want to regain a tighter and slimmer silhouette
- Are at a stable weight
- Want to address loose skin
- Are past childbearing years
How does a tummy tuck work?
Body contouring of the abdomen is performed using general anesthesia. There are numerous surgical options to consider when the surgery is performed. For starters, the incision type is chosen based upon the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with an abundance of hanging skin may require an extended tummy tuck. This method places the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just above the pubic section. Other patients who have minimal skin laxity may be better suited for a mini tummy tuck. These patients still benefit from skin tightening but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of the type, all abdominoplasty procedures at Plastic Surgery Vegas involve the excision of hanging skin and liposuction.
What can I expect after a tummy tuck?
After your tummy tuck surgery, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to help control swelling. Standing upright and walking will be challenging for a while — so you should take it easy for a few days. Walking becomes easier once the muscles relax and the incision begins to heal. Most patients should be able to resume a normal routine in about two weeks. Workouts can resume later, closer to eight weeks, or earlier if you are cleared by our office. The stomach will feel sore and tight, but you will feel healthy and normal again once healed.
Tummy Tuck FAQ
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
There are three most common techniques for abdominoplasty: full, mini, and extended. In your initial consultation, we will ask about your needs and goals before performing a physical exam. Then, we can help you decide the technique that will produce your best results. A full tummy tuck is good if you would like to correct issues in both the upper and lower abdomen, while a mini tummy tuck is better if you only have problems below your belly button, such as a "pooch." An extended tummy tuck can address issues in the abdomen, plus your upper thighs and hips.
Will there be visible scarring?
Incisions for your abdominoplasty will depend on which type you are getting. For all tummy tucks, our surgical team makes the smallest, thinnest incisions needed to limit scarring. We also place incisions in less visible areas, (through the belly button or in the pubic region) so they can be hidden by underwear or a swimsuit. After your tummy tuck, it is important to adhere to your scar care instructions — so your stitches heal properly and blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While you can still get pregnant after a tummy tuck, it will likely affect your results. We strongly recommend that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you get an abdominoplasty. If you do get pregnant after your tummy tuck, another surgery may be performed to refresh your stomach.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
Several patients get another surgery with abdominoplasty to see more dramatic results. At your consultation, talk to us about your desires so a unique surgical plan may be developed to match your goals. You may combine abdominoplasty with a thighplasty for a lower body lift or other areas for body contouring. If you are trying to improve your whole body after having children or losing a lot of weight, you might be a good candidate for after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover.
Attain a Tighter Tummy
Many factors can lead to a sagging abdominal area that leaves behind hanging folds of skin. We know it can be almost impossible to correct — abdominoplasty is generally the key to overcome this. If you are bothered by the loose skin in your abdomen, regardless of the severity, skin tightening surgery in Las Vegas, NV can help you get the look you desire. We invite you to call Plastic Surgery Vegas for more information.