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.
What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck can be a wonderful intensive option for men and women in the Las Vegas, NV area who are working to remove stomach fat, achieve a more toned look, and improve their fitness. This procedure performed at Plastic Surgery Vegas comes with a few of the following benefits:
- Eradicates excess fat and skin from the stomach
- Tightens the muscles in the core
- Provides you with a trimmer appearance
- Improves posture, balance, and flexibility
- May relieve back discomfort
- Can correct hernia symptoms and urinary incontinence
- Stabilizes the whole trunk
- Allows patients to be closer to a healthy weight
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"I had an amazing experience with Dr Silver and Stacie! I had several consultations before deciding to go forward with the surgery. I was very supported and he listened to my concerns. I went forward with a tummy tuck, lipo, breast lift. Dr Silver was very comforting and reassuring. He has been very caring during recovery and wants to always make sure you’re on the right path of your recovery. I would totally recommend Dr Silver if you are thinking of having surgery. As per my results, I’m only 5 weeks post-op but I’m loving it!!! At Plastic Surgery Vegas, you feel very much cared for, 110% recommend!!"- L.H. / Google / Dec 17, 2022
"I am post-op tummy tuck and lipo week 4. I have to say this has been the scariest moment of my life but Dr. Higgins and his team have made me feel incredibly secure, safe and cared for. The expertise and level of care is one money can’t buy. From pre-op where I was giving a vitamins regimen and the attention to details this team has just wowed me. To post op continuous visits to make sure I am satisfied and healing properly is just more than I expected. Dr. Higgins is attentive, gentle, and knew exactly how I wanted my body better than I did. My results are already exceeding my expectations. And I looove the way my belly button doesn’t give off that, “she got surgery” look. It looks natural.Thank you Dr. Higgins and team!!"- A.C. / Google / Dec 17, 2022
"Dr. Silver and Stacey Molina are the best! I was so comfortable from the first day of my consult. I'm 6 weeks post op for an abdominoplasty, lipo, and mons lift and love my results so far. I'm sure the results will just continue to get better over time. The office is beautiful and clean! I would recommend them to anyone looking for any type of procedure! Thank you Dr. Silver and staff for all you've done to change my life and give me back my confidence!"- L.T. / Google / Feb 23, 2023
"Dr. Silver performed my abdominoplasty with liposuction at the bra line and flanks. I am beyond pleased! It’s only 6 weeks post-op and friends and family have all have complimented on how natural everything looks. Thanks to Doctor Silver’s attention to detail and precision, my scars have already started to fade, and is easily covered wearing underwear or swim wear bottoms. Generally speaking, I notice someone has had a tummy tuck by looking at their belly button. This is what I was most impressed with! My belly button is perfectly placed and looks as though it were always there and always looking the way it was surgically placed, it’s beautiful! Thank you Dr. Silver, You have exceeded my expectations!"- M.A. / Google / Feb 11, 2023
"I had a tummy tuck done by Dr. Higgins and my experience was top tier! Both the surgeon and the staff are extremely attentive, and they go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need. I would recommend them to anyone I care about."- C.J. / Google / May 20, 2023
Who is a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty surgery is most popular among women hoping to reverse the physical consequences of childbirth. Men and women who have experienced changes in their midsection related to aging or weight loss may also be good candidates for a tummy tuck. Eligible patients for this procedure should be:
- In good health
- Find themselves upset over sagging skin, stubborn fat, stretch marks, and other concerns in the lower abdomen
- Want to regain a tighter and slimmer silhouette
- Are at a stable, healthy weight
- Are past childbearing years
Women who are unsure about whether they would like to have children in the future should defer tummy tuck surgery, as pregnancy and weight gain after a tummy tuck can significantly impact the results of the procedure.
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.
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