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With age, the stomach loses its tight, firm appearance and gives way to sagging, fat deposits, and separated six-pack muscles. Pregnancy and weight loss may also take a toll on the lower body. Luckily, there is an effective way to contour the abdomen and restore a wide variety of clothing options. A tummy tuck in Las Vegas removes drooping abdominal skin, tightens the underlying stomach muscles, and replenishes your self-confidence.

For patients struggling with the frustration of a protruding tummy, Dr. Engineer can provide strategic abdominoplasty personalized to meet your goals. Join us at Engineered Aesthetics Plastic Surgery for a personal, comprehensive consultation to get the facts about tummy tucks and discover the best surgical options for you.

What is a tummy tuck?

The appearance of the belly typically declines with age and can also deteriorate after pregnancy or massive weight loss. A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to help restore a toned, flat, youthful midsection. It is often combined with liposuction to counter the effects of fat accumulation and is regularly included as part of a more comprehensive mommy makeover. Tummy tuck surgery helps clients to feel more comfortable in their bodies and enjoy a broader range of clothing options.

Abdominoplasty is performed to:

  • Trim excess skin
  • Remove excess fat
  • Tighten the underlying stomach muscles
  • Sculpt the lower body
  • Provide increased definition in the waistline
  • Enhance self-confidence
  • Expand wardrobe choices

What are the different types of tummy tucks?

Full Tummy Tuck

The standard tummy tuck is a gamechanger for women who have given birth and now find their bellies are sagging and their stomach muscles have separated. Here, an incision is made extending from hip to hip with scarring well-hidden by the bikini line. The surgeon is allowed ample access to remove excess skin and fat while repositioning the belly button in a more favorable position.

Mini Tummy Tuck

If your abdominal muscles have not separated and your tummy area is not very loose or saggy, your surgeon might suggest a less invasive mini-abdominoplasty. This procedure involves smaller scars and a shorter recovery period than the traditional tummy tuck. Your surgeon will help you determine whether this procedure is an option for you during your personal consultation.

Extended Tummy Tuck

The extended tummy tuck addresses not only the belly but the hips and lower back as well (the love handles). The incision is longer than for a conventional abdominoplasty, stretching around the back of each side. The belly button is repositioned to appear more youthful. Because the extended tummy tuck requires more operating time, the recovery may take slightly longer. Some patients need to stay overnight in a care facility.

Lower Body Lift

A lower body combats skin ptosis in not only the abdomen but also the flanks, thighs, buttocks, and pubic region. This is an ideal procedure for those that are dealing with redundant skin after a major weight loss. Liposuction may be incorporated to achieve a tight, toned look throughout the lower body.

What are the benefits of abdominoplasty?

  • Reduces sagging skin
  • Contours and sculpts the lower body
  • Restores the figure after pregnancy or weight loss
  • Can be well-combined with liposuction
  • Tightens separated or weakened ab muscles
  • Improves stamina and energy levels
  • Reduces urinary incontinence
  • Corrects poor posture
  • Encourages healthy weight management
  • Enhances self-confidence
  • Long-lasting results
  • Natural-looking outcome
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Who makes an ideal candidate?

A tummy tuck in Las Vegas is an excellent option for anyone who is frustrated by loose skin that doesn’t tighten on its own through exercise. Clients whose abdominal muscles have weakened or separated are also good candidates for the procedure. Remember that abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure. Patients should be at or close to their ideal weight before a tummy tuck. They should also be mentally and physically healthy, non-smokers, and realistic in their expectations. During your private consultation, we will create a personalized treatment plan that utilizes the best technique (standard, mini, extended, or lower body lift) to achieve your aesthetic goals.

What can I expect from recovery?

After abdominoplasty, you’ll receive drainage tubes to help escort excess fluids and blood out of the body. These will stay put for around 7 days before they are removed. You will also be fitted with a compression garment, which helps to reduce postoperative swelling and ensure your new, sculpted lower body shape remains intact. 

Most patients experience some bruising and/or swelling, though these symptoms should subside over the course of a few weeks. The majority of individuals are able to return to non-strenuous jobs or activities after about one to two weeks; however, heavy lifting and/or strenuous physical labor should be avoided for at least six to eight weeks. To help facilitate healing, patients are often encouraged to walk around as soon as they feel comfortable enough to do so.

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How much does a tummy tuck cost?

Pricing for abdominoplasty in Las Vegas will vary, depending on the extent of the work performed and on whether you undergo additional procedures such as liposuction or a mommy makeover at the same time. In general, a tummy tuck can cost anywhere from $7,500 to $9,500. Factors affecting the total cost include the surgeon’s fees, facility fees, anesthesia fees, postoperative garment fees, and others. We will provide you with a customized quote for services once a detailed physical evaluation and consultation have taken place.

Why choose Dr. Engineer?

It is very important to choose a fully licensed and experienced plastic surgeon to complete your tummy tuck in Las Vegas. Dr. Engineer and the team at Engineered Aesthetics Plastic Surgery are a reputable choice for your abdominoplasty.

Dr. Engineer’s years of training and surgical experience, as well as his dedication to his patients, may serve you very well. It is always his goal to genuinely listen to every patient and develop the best, safest, and most effective possible surgical plan for them.

Throughout your experience, the entire team at Engineered Aesthetics Plastic Surgery ensures that you feel welcomed and supported. From your initial consultation, through surgery and recovery, and beyond, we endeavor to be a knowledgeable partner in your journey toward attaining your best self.

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Tummy Tuck FAQs

Can a tummy tuck be combined with other procedures?

Yes. A tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction to help reduce excess fat and sculpt the lower body comprehensively. Abdominoplasty is also often a component of a mommy makeover, which may also include breast augmentation or reduction, breast lift, buttock lift, labiaplasty, and facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers.

How long does a tummy tuck take?

Tummy tuck patients should plan for their surgery to last around 2-3 hours. You’ll need someone to drive you home after your abdominoplasty, as the surgery requires general anesthesia.

What kind of scars can I expect?

The scar for a mini tummy tuck is around 6-8 inches long, while the scar for a standard tummy tuck may be a bit longer. Tummy tuck incisions can be well-hidden, however. They can be easily covered with the edge of your bikini or underwear.

Can I still get pregnant after a tummy tuck?

There is no medical reason why you won’t be able to get pregnant after a tummy tuck. The reason why it is discouraged has to do with aesthetics. Pregnancy typically stretches and distorts the lower body, so in order to guarantee the longevity of your abdominoplasty results, it’s often recommended that you wait until you’re finished having children to undergo the surgery. Otherwise, you may need a revision procedure down the line.

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