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Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty) in Las Vegas, NV

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About Tummy Tuck Surgery

For both men and women, loose skin and pockets of fat within the abdominal region can be frustrating despite efforts to get rid of it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the primary reasons why an individual may not be able to reclaim a slim and tight stomach. Skin tightening of the abdomen is a body contouring surgery that redefines the abdominal region, achieving amazing outcomes for patients. Las Vegas, NV plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Costa performs tummy tuck surgery that is based on the individual's cosmetic goals. This cosmetic treatment at Platinum Plastic Surgery allows men and women the opportunity to have a redefined physique and more confidence.

Ideal Candidates

Tummy tuck surgery can be offered to both men and women. If you battle loose or wrinkly skin in addition to pesky pockets of fat in the abdominal region, this body contouring procedure can help restore a slimmer and more toned physique. Dr. Costa advises you to be at a normal weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss — it addresses loose skin. A form of liposuction is generally incorporated during the procedure to remove fat. If your tummy section has good skin laxity, but you still are not satisfied with how your tummy looks and feels even if diet and exercise have failed, you may be a better candidate for liposuction. Women interested in abdominoplasty should be past childbearing to make sure the results are not compromised.

Surgical Technique

Abdominoplasty is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. There are numerous surgical options that come into consideration when this surgery is performed by Dr. Costa, which is tailored to the individual's current condition. To start, the incision length is determined based upon the quantity of excess skin. Regardless of the incision length needed to get the best result, Dr. Costa will ensure that the incision is placed as low as possible so that the scar will be hidden, even in the cutest bikini. Once incision is made, the excess skin and fat are removed and the underlying abdominal muscles (rectus abdominis) are evaluated under direct vision. If they has been stretched out from things like pregnancy, Dr. Costa will tighten these muscles to help restore a slimmer contour to the torso after surgery. The skin is then closed under tension with four layers of stitches under the skin to give a tight abdomen. Dr. Costa takes special care upon closing the incisions to be sure that there are no dogears or bulges at the edge of the incision. Throughout the surgery, the belly button is preserved at its natural location and using advanced plastic surgery techniques, an outlet is created to deliver the belly button in a way that appears natural. At the end of the case, all stitches will be buried under the skin and will not need to be removed. A surgical glue will be placed over the incision to keep it dry and you will be placed in an abdominal compression garment to reduce swelling. 

Abdominoplasty Recovery

When abdominoplasty surgery is completed, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression device to help control swelling. Small drainage tubes will likely be present to assist in draining excess fluid from swelling and prevent complications. These tubes are typically removed between 1 – 3 weeks.  Standing upright and walking will be difficult for awhile, so you should take it easy for several days. Standing becomes less painful once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision heals. You can generally resume a normal routine around two weeks. Workouts can begin around two months or earlier if you are given permission by Dr. Costa. The abdomen will feel some discomfort and tightness, but you will feel healthy and normal again once healed.

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Recovery Time  
2 – 4 Weeks
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2 Hours
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Attain a Tighter Tummy

A variety of factors can result in a sagging abdomen that leaves behind loose and wrinkled skin. We understand it can be a daily struggle — tummy tuck surgery is usually the key to overcoming this. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdominal region, whether it is significant or not, tummy tuck surgery by Dr. Costa in Las Vegas, NV can help you get the body you dream of. We invite you to call Platinum Plastic Surgery for more information.

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