Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions
What are the risks and complications involved with having abdominoplasty?
As with any surgery, there are risks involved. Some potential risks are scars, bleeding under the skin flap, numbness, infection and delays in wound healing. Dr. Miller will fully present the risks and complications to you during your consultation. Having a qualified plastic surgeon perform your surgery minimizes the likelihood of complications.
Who are the most suitable candidates for abdominoplasty?
It is especially suitable for women who have had multiple pregnancies causing the abdominal muscles and skin to stretch. A Las Vegas tummy tuck can also be appropriate for men and women who have a large fat deposit, in the abdominal area, that doesn’t respond to regular diet and exercise.
How long will my abdominoplasty last?
Abdominoplasty produces excellent results for people with weakened abdominal muscles or excess skin. In most cases, the results are long lasting provided you don’t stretch out the skin with another pregnancy or excessive weight gain.
What is the difference between a full and mini abdominoplasty?
A full or complete abdominoplasty involves separating the skin from the abdominal wall, freeing the navel from its surrounding tissue, and lifting the large skin flap up to gain access to the abdominal muscles. The muscles are stitched together, then the skin flap is trimmed of excess skin, and the new navel is created and stitched into place. With a partial or mini abdominoplasty, the incision is much shorter than with a full abdominoplasty since the skin is only separated between the incision line and the navel, and the muscles are tightened in a similar fashion.
Will I have scars?
Yes, but they can be concealed under most clothing including lingerie and bathing suits.
Will I be able to get pregnant again?
Yes, but abdominoplasty should be postponed if you intend to get pregnant again. Vertical muscles in the abdomen that are tightened during a Las Vegas tummy tuck procedure can separate again during pregnancy