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?
There are several benefits of a tummy tuck, including:
- Removal of unwanted, excess skin
- Improved posture
- A stronger core
- Personalized procedure options
- Reduction of stress urinary incontinence
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"I had a mommy makeover (breast implants with lift, tummy tuck, labiaplasty, and mons lift) with Dr. Silver and Dr. Edwards. I'm about 6 weeks post op and have been really happy with my experience and results so far. I never have to wait long at my appointments, everyone is super friendly, and both Dr's are knowledgeable and attentive. They both explain everything in detail and never make you feel rushed. I highly recommend both of them. I'm not one for writing reviews but I know I did a ton of research before landing on Plastic Surgery Vegas. Hopefully this helps people who are researching now. You will not be disappointed."- R. / Google / Dec 22, 2021
"I have worked with both Dr. Edwards and Dr. Silver and I can’t say enough about them. Their professionalism and knowledge are unmatched compared to my experiences with other plastic surgeons and their work is flawless!! I have had two procedures with Dr. Edwards (explant/lift and new implants later with mommy makeover) and not only have they both come out looking amazing but he is incredibly patient and allows you to take the lead with what you want without any pressure. I tell everyone I know to go to him first when considering breast work! It was by chance when researching for a tummy tuck that Dr. Silver’s name came up repeatedly as the best, so I was thrilled to be able to do a mommy makeover with both Drs. After two babies born in two years I barely recognized my torso and Dr. Silver did incredible work to make me feel like myself again. I was terrified that the scarring wouldn’t be worth it but his work is so precise and hidden; I’m so happy I did it!"- L.P. / Google / Dec 26, 2021
"I had a dual surgeon surgery by Dr. Edwards and Dr. Silver. The surgeons, office staff, and surgery center nurses exceeded my expectations in every way possible. All staff was prompt in returning phone calls and emails. I communicated with Stacie (Dr. Silver's medical asst.) and Diana (patient coordinator) the most and both were kind, helpful, and prompt with responses. I rarely waited more than an hour for a response. There were several times they would both call me in response to an email rather than writing me back. This was the first office I consulted with that spoke to me with my clothes on first. This standard continued even after my surgery. At every post-op visit the staff answered my questions and made sure I was content before asking me to disrobe. The day of surgery I was incredibly anxious. The nurses in the surgery center went above and beyond to calm me. The nurse who put my IV in knew my veins would be difficult. Rather than sticking me multiple times, she got warm towels to warm my hands/veins, massaged them, and patiently waited till she had a vein ready. Both Dr. Silver and Dr. Edwards held my hand and rubbed my head until I fell asleep. I went to sleep for surgery feeling very calm and safe. When I woke up the nurses kept telling me how amazing I did and how good I looked. It was such a positive way to wake up from major surgery. Both surgeons spoke to my husband individually once I was in recovery. For patients having a tummy tuck, they send you home with an overnight nurse. She rides home with you after surgery and stays at your home overnight. She then rides with you to your post-op appointment in the morning. This was included in the cost. The nurse took such good care of me and relaxed my husband and I in every way. Dr. Silver called the nurse multiple times to check on me. I had a concern after office hours 8 days after my surgery. I called the after hours line and they connected me directly to Dr. Silver. I have never been directly connected in all my years dealing with doctors. I leave a message and they call me back at their convenience. Just another example of their commitment to patients. I am only two weeks post-op and my results are AMAZING. Not only am I in shock, but my family and friends cannot believe the difference either. Dr. Edwards and Dr. Silver have made such a positive impact on my life. This was a life changing decision that took me a long time to make. Forever grateful I chose Plastic Surgery Vegas."- R.A. / Google / Jul 13, 2022
"I lost over 200 lbs. and as a result, had a lot of loose skin. I recently had an arm and breast lift. Dr. Silver and his staff were amazing. I was very nervous prior to the procedure. I was able to make an additional appointment to discuss my concerns and left feeling more comfortable about my decision. On the day of surgery, after being put in the operating suite, Dr. Silver sat down next me and talked to me until I went to sleep. The business part of the process went smoothly as well. Although I am only one month post-op, I am pleased with my results and plan on having a tummy tuck next year with Dr. Silver."- L.V. / Google / Aug 21, 2022
"Breast lift & tummy tuck 9 days ago exceeded all my expectations! - I’ve looked at before and after photos of doctors across the valley. I personally knew 3 people who’ve gone to Dr Edwards and recommended him. He definitely has the most consistent results across the board. I would trust him to do any surgery (and he could) but he’s chosen to specialize in breasts for now. He is the most professional, gentle, compassionate, joyful doctor! I’ve always had a big chest. In fact, I haven’t been this small since the 8th grade. After 2 late pregnancies in my 30s and nursing both my babies over a year, I was literally falling out of every bra I put on. Halter top swimwear would cut off the circulation to my brain and was so uncomfortable…they were so heavy! I wore black every day to make myself feel thinner. I dreaded buying anything that I had to put on my body. When I met my husband in my early 20s, we wakeboarded rock climbed and snowboarded. I loved dressing up for myself and impressing him. I had been home with the kids a couple of years and went on an interview and realized how much my self worth and insecurities were affecting my attitudes perspectives and I didn’t enjoy anything that I used to (including dressing up and going on dates). Thankfully my husband supported this decision and I feel so blessed to have been in these Doctors’ care for my breast lift and my tummy tuck. They have everything down to a step by step process and I can’t wait for the rest of my life to unpause. I can’t wait to get dressed and smile at myself and be silly and move with my kids! So grateful and so blessed for what my future.Updated on 9 Oct 2022:Photos Taken After Procedure.I will say Day 3 and Day 9 were my worst days. On Day 3 I have the highest pain level. I had lipo in my back and this part probably hurt the worst. This would’ve been much more intolerable if I hadn’t already experienced 2 cesareans. That being said, I didn’t have any morphine or pain pills because they make me sick.Updated on 12 Oct 2022:Pre Op Photos 2 weeks before surgery. My breasts were heavy and sagged and they didn’t stay in any bras that I owned. Dr Edwards met with me 15 months prior and we had a lengthy consultation. He’s incredibly thorough and addressed every question and concern."- S. / RealSelf / Oct 01, 2022
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.
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