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Tummy tuck overview
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a form of plastic surgery that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. The surgeon also repositions the remaining skin and tissues around the abdominal muscles to create a flatter, more toned stomach.
Many women opt for a tummy tuck procedure as part of a mommy makeover after pregnancy. In this case, the procedure is usually paired with a breast lift or breast augmentation. However, the procedure is also available for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their stomach.Book a free consultation
Types of Tummy Tuck Surgery
There are several different surgical techniques available for tummy tuck surgery. We will help you choose the right type of tummy tuck for you based on the shape of your body and your aesthetic goals.
Full Tummy Tuck
This traditional form of tummy tuck focuses on both the upper and lower abdomen, using an incision around the belly button. It removes excess fat and skin and tightens the abdominal muscles.
Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck focuses entirely on the lower abdomen. Many patients find they struggle to lose weight from this area of the body. This surgery eliminates a lower belly "pooch" for a flatter stomach.
Extended Tummy Tuck
An extended tummy tuck is best for patients who have excessive amounts of loose skin. It removes skin and fat from the entire abdominal area, including the sides of the body. This surgery requires a larger incision in the abdomen and is often paired with liposuction for drastic results.
Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck
A fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is another form of tummy tuck that is ideal for patients who have lost significant weight. It removes large amounts of excess skin using a unique incision shaped similarly to a fleur-de-lis. The fleur-de-lis scar is much more visible than scars for other types of tummy tucks, which is why it is typically used to remove large volumes of skin.
Tummy tuck candidacy
Am I a Good Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is best for patients who have excess skin and fat around the abdomen but are otherwise able to maintain a stable weight. Many patients have undergone one or more pregnancies or experienced significant weight fluctuations.
Tummy tuck candidates should be healthy adults who do not smoke. Patients should not plan to get pregnant in the future or have an underlying condition that could interfere with the procedure. Additionally, you should have a realistic outlook for the procedure. During your initial tummy tuck consultation, we will conduct a health screening to see if the surgery is the right fit for you.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
For patients who qualify for the procedure, an abdominoplasty offers many benefits. Here are some of the reasons why our patients opt for this surgical procedure.
Pregnancy significantly changes the body. Many women experience weight gain and loose skin. Weakened abdominal muscles can also result in urinary incontinence. A tummy tuck can correct these post-pregnancy issues.
Weakened abdominal muscles or large amounts of excess skin can put an additional strain on your back. A tummy tuck can help correct these issues and minimize strain on your body.
If you've lost a significant amount of weight, the excess skin can feel heavy and even result in skin infections. Abdominoplasty removes the excess skin so you can feel more comfortable.
A tummy tuck gives your stomach a flatter, more toned appearance. Many people find that this boosts their confidence and helps them feel more comfortable in their favorite clothes.
Expectations on the Day of Your Tummy Tuck
Your tummy tuck will be done under general anesthesia, which means you will be completely asleep for the procedure. This means you will need to avoid eating or drinking in the hours leading up to surgery. Our team will give you detailed instructions at your initial consultation.
Once you are fully asleep, Dr. Troell will make the appropriate incisions and carefully remove excess skin and fat. We will also reposition the skin and muscles for a toned yet natural look. We may also use liposuction to remove fat from your stomach.
A tummy tuck takes about two hours to complete. You will be able to go home on the day of your surgery. However, you will need someone to take you home, as you will still be drowsy and disoriented from the anesthesia. We may prescribe an antibiotic to prevent infection and painkillers to help keep you comfortable.
Recovery From a Tummy Tuck - What to Expect After
The total recovery time for a tummy tuck is about six to eight weeks. Most people can return to work after two to four weeks. You will need to avoid exercise and other strenuous activities until you've been cleared by Dr. Troell.
During the first few days of your tummy tuck recovery, you will need to stay home and rest. You may need assistance with basic household tasks. Note that you will not be able to bend over or stand for long periods of time.
You will experience pain, swelling, and bruising around the incision, which will be covered with a light dressing. You may also feel numbness or a pulling sensation in your abdomen. These symptoms will slowly improve over the month after your surgery.
You will need to wear a compression garment for several hours each day as you recover. Additionally, you should sleep on your back with your head and torso elevated. This minimizes the amount of pressure on your stomach and helps keep swelling to a minimum.
Before and After Photos of a Tummy Tuck
Average Cost for a Tummy Tuck in Las Vegas
The average cost for a tummy tuck in Las Vegas, NV varies from patient to patient. At your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost estimate.
There are many factors that will influence the overall cost of your surgery. For example, if you pair your surgery with liposuction or other body contouring procedures, you'll incur additional fees. The complexity of the procedure also affects the price, so a full or extended tummy tuck will cost more than a mini tummy tuck. The length of the procedure will also affect its overall cost, as longer procedures require more anesthesia and more care.
We offer affordable financing options
We understand a procedure such as rhinoplasty is a significant investment. We are proud to offer affordable financing options so you can find a long--term payment plan that makes sense for you, and get the results you desire sooner—without breaking the bank.
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I had amazing results
I have great praise for Dr. Troell, Amy, and all the staff. I interviewed several doctors in the Summerlin area and selected Dr Troell based on his expertise as well as the wonderful service I received from my very first visit. I would highly recommend Dr Troell to anyone seeking high quality results with exceptional service.
He always made me feel beautiful and was patient with me through my questions and concerns pertaining to certain procedures. Meeting with Dr. Troell, it's more than just an appointment, it's an experience. I love that when I tell people my age they look at me in disbelief. I have to say that I found MY fountain of youth.. Dr. Robert Troell.
I will continue to go back
I have been to see Dr. Troell for several years now, and had numerous different treatments and procedures from him. He is always professional and his staff is always very friendly. I have never been unhappy with my results and I will continue to go back for treatments.
Why Choose Dr. Troell For Your Tummy Tuck
Dr. Robert J. Troell is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Las Vegas. He has extensive experience with complex tummy tucks and other body contouring procedures. With over 20 years in practice and five board certifications, Dr. Troell has the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Our highly trained staff takes a personalized approach to each surgery. We aim for natural-looking results that flatter your frame. We're always on hand to answer questions and keep you comfortable through your surgery. All procedures take place in our state-of-the-art facility.Book a free consultation
Explore frequently asked questions
Most tummy tucks are permanent. However, gaining a significant amount of weight could cause the stomach to stretch out again.
We require that patients wait until after they are done having children to have a tummy tuck, although the procedure won't affect your fertility. A pregnancy could stretch out the skin again, undoing the results of your surgery.
Patients will need to wait at least seven to 10 weeks before exercising to protect their incisions. Be sure to get clearance from your doctor before working out.
You will experience moderate pain during the first few days after your surgery, which will later subside. However, your stomach may continue to feel numb for up to a month.
Insurance Coverage for Tummy Tucks
Most tummy tucks are cosmetic procedures, which means they are not covered by insurance. There are financing options available to help make these costs more manageable. However, there are rare cases where insurance will cover a tummy tuck. These include cases of incontinence, severe back pain, and ventral or umbilical hernias.
As low as $220 / month*
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