Tummy Tuck in Las Vegas, NV

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About 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. 

Candidates for tummy tuck

Abdominoplasty can be successful for both women and men. If you find yourself upset over sagging skin, as well as unwanted fat in the lower abdomen, this surgical treatment can help you regain a tighter and slimmer silhouette. We suggest you be at a stable weight before undergoing this treatment. Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure — it addresses loose skin. A form of liposuction is often incorporated during the procedure to remove fat. If your abdominal area has good skin tautness, but you are still unhappy with the appearance of your midsection even though you have worked to lose weight, you could consider liposuction. Women interested in abdominoplasty should be past childbearing so that the surgical outcomes are not impacted.

Surgical Technique

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.

recovery after 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 FAQS

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.

What will my scars look like?
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 done 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.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.