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.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"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
"Its been over a year since my Abdominalplasty with diastasis recti and I’m so thankful for Dr. Silver and his team.I visited a few other surgeons prior to visiting Dr. Silver. I felt like another number in line, like a cattle call. I was about to call it quits. I then shared my frustrations with two separate friends and both recommend I go see Dr. Silver. My initial visit with Dr. Silver was an emotional one. I found a surgeon who not only reassured me of my concerns by made me feel heard. I was amazingly relieved and happy. He was very through not only on explanation but reasoning.I have high anxiety and body dysmorphia and to have someone you just met make you feel; safe, secure and in good hands especially about a life changing procedure was Awesomesauce.Dr. Silver and his team are on point. I always felt well taken care of and always my millions of posable questions and concerns were answered.Look no further."- C.C. / Google / Jan 08, 2020
"I can't say enough good things about my results!! I could not be happier that I chose Plastic Surgery Vegas!! Everyone from the front desk staff to the nurses and doctors are wonderful! I would highly recommend Dr. Edwards and Dr. Higgins to anyone. I feel very well cared for. Any fears or concerns have been addressed super fast. Even on a major holiday when the office was closed, Dr. Edwards not only took my call immediately but reassured me that I could call with anything I needed at anytime."- A.L. / Google / Feb 01, 2020
"Its been over a year since my Abdominalplasty with diastasis recti and I’m so thankful for Dr. Silver and his team. I visited a few other surgeons prior to visiting Dr. Silver. I felt like another number in line, like a cattle call. I was about to call it quits. I then shared my frustrations with two separate friends and both recommend I go see Dr. Silver. My initial visit with Dr. Silver was an emotional one. I found a surgeon who not only reassured me of my concerns by made me feel heard. I was amazingly relieved and happy. He was very through not only on explanation but reasoning. I have high anxiety and body dysmorphia and to have someone you just met make you feel; safe, secure and in good hands especially about a life changing procedure was Awesomesauce. Dr. Silver and his team are on point. I always felt well taken care of and always my millions of posable questions and concerns were answered. Look no further."- C.C. / Google / Jan 28, 2020
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.
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.