About Tummy Tuck Surgery
For adults, sagging skin and unwanted fat within the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to reduce it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the primary reasons why someone may not be able to regain a tighter and slimmer tummy. An abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that reshapes the stomach area, producing amazing results for patients. Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon Dr. Reuben Thaker performs abdominoplasty that is tailored to the individual's cosmetic goals. This popular surgery at Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness allows individuals the chance to have a redefined physique and restored confidence. Learn more about how a tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat while also tightening the ab muscles before contacting us for your consultation.
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Abdominoplasty can be successful for both women and men. If you battle sagging skin, as well as unwanted fat in the abdominal region, this cosmetic surgery can help restore a tighter and slimmer physique. Dr. Thaker suggests you be at a stable weight prior to surgery. Abdominoplasty is not a procedure to help you lose weight — it addresses loose skin. Liposuction is usually implemented during surgery to remove fat. If your tummy section has healthy skin tautness, but you are still unhappy with the appearance of your midsection, even though you have worked to lose weight, you may be a better candidate for liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy to ensure the surgical outcomes are not affected.
Body contouring of the abdomen is performed using some form of anesthesia. There are various techniques to consider when the surgery is performed by Dr. Thaker, which is tailored to the patient's specific goals and body type. For starters, the incision length is chosen based on the amount of excess skin. Some patients with extensive sagging skin may require a full tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck places the incision from hip bone to hip bone, just above the pubic region. Other patients with minimal skin looseness may be better suited for a mini tummy tuck. These individuals still benefit from skin tightening but will simply receive a smaller scar. Regardless of the method, all tummy tuck procedures at Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness involve the removal of sagging skin and fat removal.
What to Expect
Following this procedure, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to help control swelling. Walking upright will be difficult at first so you should rest for a few days. Standing becomes easier once the tightness subsides and the incision begins to heal. Most patients can resume everyday functions around two weeks. Exercise can resume later, closer to two months or when you are cleared by Dr. Thaker. The abdomen will feel tight and uncomfortable, but you will look and feel normal again after recovering.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Thaker will develop your unique treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals before discussing costs. He will be better able to estimate your costs when the type of tummy tuck has been selected, what technique will be used, what anesthesia is needed, and more. To make sure you get great results from a skilled surgeon, Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness helps to make your tummy tuck easier to afford by accepting many payment methods and helping you find low-interest financing.
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
There are three main types of tummy tucks: full, mini, and extended. In your consultation, Dr. Thaker will ask about your needs and goals before examining your stomach. Then, he can better decide which tummy tuck will give you the best results. A full tummy tuck is good if you want to correct issues in the upper and lower abdomen while a mini tummy tuck is good if you only have issues below your belly button, like a "pooch." An extended tummy tuck is designed to improve the abdomen, as well as the hips and upper thighs.
What will my scars look like?
Surgical incisions for your tummy tuck will depend on which type you are getting. For all tummy tucks, Dr. Thaker makes the smallest incisions possible to limit scars. He also makes incisions in less visible areas (in the pubic region or belly button) so they can be concealed by a swimsuit or underwear. After your surgery, it's important to follow your scar care instructions so your stitches heal flat and blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While you can get pregnant after a tummy tuck, it will alter your results. Dr. Thaker recommends that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you consider a tummy tuck. If you do get pregnant after a tummy tuck, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
A lot of patients add another surgery with a tummy tuck to give them more dramatic improvements. During your consultation with Dr. Thaker, talk to him about your concerns so a unique treatment plan can be developed that matches your goals. You may combine a tummy tuck with other body contouring procedures or nonsurgical laser treatments for a beautiful overall result.
Attain a Tighter Tummy
Many factors can lead to a stretched-out abdomen that creates hanging folds of skin. We know it can be a daily struggle — abdominoplasty is generally the primary way to overcome this. If you are embarrassed by the hanging skin in your abdomen, no matter how minimal or severe, tummy tuck surgery by Dr. Thaker in Las Vegas, NV can allow you to achieve the look you desire. Please contact Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness to learn more.