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.
Tummy Tuck 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.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"I had a Mommy Makeover which consisted of a tummy tuck and breast lift with liposuction on 5/21/18 with Dr. Costa. Dr. Costa was so kind and patient in answering all of my questions, fears and concerns. I am in LOVE with the results!! Simply the best surgeon!!"- L. / Healthgrades / Jul 25, 2018
"Best Decision I Ever Made!! - I am 11 weeks postop from my tummy tuck, breast lift and flank lipo., and all I can say is WOW, my results are AMAZING!!. I would recommend Dr. Costa a million times over. He was sensitive to all of my concerns and fears answering each of my questions with great patience and compassion. During my surgery and hospital stay Dr. Costa was extremely thorough with every aspect of my care from my very first preop appointment through my recovery., Dr. Costa is the absolute BEST! If you’re thinking of using Dr. Costa for any procedure please do it, you won’t regret it. I am definitely planning to travel to Vegas for my breast augmentation!"- L. / RealSelf / May 24, 2018
"Dr.Costa was very personable, caring, professional, knowledgeable and kind. I've wanted a tummy tuck for years and now I'm more confident and comfortable in my own skin than I've ever been. We're always on the lake in summer and it's so freeing to not be incredibly self conscious. 39"- J.S. / Yelp / Sep 14, 2018
"Incredible Experience! - Dr. Costa was absolutely incredible! He did a tummy tuck and liposuction on me and I couldn't be happier with my results. His office staff is so helpful and unbelievably kind. I loved every second of my experience with Doctor Costa and his team."- D.M. / RealSelf / Dec 10, 2018
"I had a panniculectomy December 2018, Dr. Costa was the best doctor I could have asked for. From the consultation to the after care I was in great hands. The results were AMAZING! I lost 4 pants sizes and gained my life back. The mobility I have now without the extra weight pulling me down has changed my life. Dr. Costa and his staff made me feel like family. My scar is barely visable and the recovery was a breeze. I would recommend Dr. Costa to everyone."- K.I. / Google / Feb 13, 2019
Tummy Tuck 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.
Tummy Tuck 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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
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.