If you’re unhappy with the shape of your abdomen, a tummy tuck can help you achieve a tighter, more toned and flat abdominal profile. At Las Vegas Body Sculpting and Aesthetic, Mustafa Ahmed, MD, performs state-of-the-art tummy tuck procedures for men and women in the Las Vegas Valley. Come in for a one-on-one consultation to learn more about this popular surgical solution and what results you could expect. Scheduling takes just a quick phone call or a visit to the online booking tool.
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to augment the contouring of your abdomen. A popular procedure among both men and women, a tummy tuck offers a chance to streamline your stomach.
Some of the factors that can alter the shape of your abdomen include:
Some men and women simply have a body type that does not include a flat, toned stomach. Regardless of how hard you exercise and diet, it’s difficult to overcome genetic predispositions.
You’ll change into a surgical gown and receive medication to help you rest throughout the procedure. Dr. Ahmed creates your surgical plan prior to the day of your surgery, and once you’re resting, he begins by making incisions to remove a portion of the skin and fat beneath your belly button and above your pubic hairline.
If necessary, Dr. Ahmed restores your abdominal muscles into proper configuration. He then pulls your skin taut over your abdomen and removes any excess. Your belly button is repositioned as needed, and once he’s happy with the contouring of your abdomen, Dr. Ahmed closes your incisions and bandages the area.
A big part of the preparation involves having realistic expectations about what a tummy tuck can and cannot achieve. This is not a weight-loss procedure, and your results can be lost if you gain a significant amount of weight after your surgery. It’s best to postpone a tummy tuck until you’ve reached and maintained a healthy weight for at least a year.
Share the full details of any medications or supplements you’re taking with Dr. Ahmed during your consultation. You may need to discontinue the use of drugs that can increase bleeding.
You should also arrange for a friend or loved one to help out for a few days after your procedure. You’ll be limited in what kind of activities you can perform during the initial stages of healing, and you may be taking pain medications for the first week or so.
If you smoke, make every effort to quit prior to your procedure. Smoking interferes with your natural healing abilities, and also increases the risk of tissue damage.
If you’re ready to explore a tummy tuck in more detail, come in for a face-to-face consultation. Online scheduling is available, or you can call to check appointment availability.