Category: Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Can Restore Your Core After Diastasis Recti

April 10, 2024

Many women struggle with abdominal muscle separation after pregnancy and childbirth. This common concern is called diastasis recti and happens when the abdominal muscles stretch, weaken, and separate to accommodate a growing belly, leaving women with a protruding pooch. However, this is not just a new mother's issue. Men and women may develop diastasis recti from improper exercise techniques or from being overweight or obese. Tummy tuck surgery with our board-certified plastic surgeon can correct diastasis recti and restore your core strength. While some cases of abdominal muscle separation improve over time, it's more common for the condition to worsen, causing low back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, bloating, poor posture, and constipation. Exercise does little to improve diastasis recti, andRead Full Post

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Can Tummy Tuck Surgery Give You a Flatter Stomach? How Abdominoplasty Works

January 26, 2024

Women often have sagging skin after pregnancy and may struggle with diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation) that gives their stomach a bulging appearance long after childbirth. These issues make it challenging to achieve a flat abdomen with diet and exercise alone. Tummy tuck repairs outstretched muscles, removes loose skin, and may eliminate stubborn fat in the midsection for a firmer, flatter stomach. Stephen M. Miller, MD, PC, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon offering tummy tuck in Las Vegas. Can Diet and Exercise Give Me a Flat Stomach? Diet and exercise can help men and women reach their goal weight and tone muscles but does little to improve loose skin. In fact, weight loss can worsen the appearance of loose skin leftRead Full Post

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Is Fall the Best Time of Year for Your Tummy Tuck?

October 2, 2023

Tummy tuck can give you a smoother, tighter midsection, eliminating loose skin and stubborn fat pockets. This body procedure is an invasive surgery that requires time off work and six weeks or more of activity limitations. Most patients want to schedule their tummy tuck for the time of year when healing might be easier and more inconspicuous. Fall is often considered the ideal time to have plastic surgery, and our board-certified plastic surgeon explains why. 1. Kids are Back in School Many tummy tuck patients have children, and scheduling their procedure for the fall means they won't have to worry about watching their kids during the day. This gives parents who want to improve their figure with abdominoplasty the ability to restRead Full Post

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What’s the Difference Between a Full Tummy Tuck and Mini Tummy Tuck?

July 7, 2023

When you gain weight, your skin stretches to accommodate your expanding body shape, and the skin tissue may not “snap back” when you lose the excess pounds or go through pregnancy and childbirth. That leaves many men and women with sagging skin, residual fat pockets, and muscles stretched beyond their capacity. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, can restore a smooth, taut figure. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen M. Miller, offers full tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck. The right option for you depends on the extent and location of your loose abdominal skin and muscle separation. What Does Tummy Tuck Do? Both procedures remove excess skin and fat and tighten muscles, but full abdominoplasty offers dramatic results above and belowRead Full Post

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3 Benefits of a Tummy Tuck You Didn’t Know About

July 30, 2022

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the stomach area. You can also tighten the muscle in the abdominal wall with it. Even though a tummy tuck may seem like a cosmetic procedure, it has several benefits. This blog post will explain 3 benefits you may not have known about tummy tucks. Improve Your Posture While many people associate a tummy tuck with cosmetic reasons, the surgery can also have some functional benefits. One of the little-known advantages of a tummy tuck is that it can help to improve your posture. If you have excess skin and fatty tissue around your abdomen, it can weigh your body down andRead Full Post

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Medical Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

April 12, 2022

Tummy tuck surgery is well known for its unbeatable cosmetic benefits. After all, this procedure is the most effective way to reveal a slimmer waistline by eliminating sagging skin and excess fat. However, a tummy tuck can also have medical benefits, some of which may be life-changing. For example, tummy tuck surgery might be able to improve issues such as: Back pain: It is very common to experience back pain after pregnancy. Often, this problem is linked to weak core muscles. A tummy tuck can usually tighten your abdominal muscles and provide abdominal support to help reduce lower back pain. Ventral hernias: A ventral hernia is a protrusion of tissue through a weak point or gap in the abdominal wall. It can happenRead Full Post

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How to Protect Your Tummy Tuck Results

May 28, 2021

A tummy tuck is a worthwhile investment in your appearance and self-confidence. It offers long-lasting results that you can enjoy for many years to come. If you are interested in this procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Miller has some tips for getting an amazing outcome that stands the test of time: Wait until you are done having kids: Pregnancy can cause sagging skin, excess fat, and abdominal muscle separation. These are the very same cosmetic concerns that may have led you to get a tummy tuck in the first place. While you certainly can have kids after surgery, you risk losing your results. You may need a revision procedure to help get your figure back. Follow our post-operative instructions: We will sendRead Full Post

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3 Simple Ways to Fade Your Tummy Tuck Scar

April 15, 2021

A tummy tuck works to sculpt your waistline, tighten your muscles, and flatten your abdomen. If that wasn’t enough, it can also help your clothes fit better and improve issues like urinary incontinence and low back pain. The tradeoff is that you’ll be left with a scar — but there are plenty of ways to make it look better. 1. FOLLOW THE PRE- AND POST-OP INSTRUCTIONS Minimizing a tummy tuck scar starts with good preparation. Make sure to follow our pre-operative instructions to the letter. That includes staying away from nicotine, a chemical that can greatly impair your ability to heal, for several weeks. Aftercare is just as important when it comes to getting the results you want. The key isRead Full Post

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Do I Need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

October 30, 2020

Are you having trouble getting your pre-baby figure back? Do you wish that your abdominal area was slimmer and flatter? Have you stuck with a diet and exercise plan only to find that you didn’t see much improvement in your body shape? In these situations, body contouring can be an excellent way to achieve the desired result. But which procedure is right for you? Here are a few things to consider when choosing between liposuction and tummy tuck surgery. LIPOSUCTION – LESS INVASIVE AND PERFECT FOR STUBBORN FAT Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that removes excess fat and reshapes the treatment area. It can be a great option for women and men looking to achieve their body goals without the recovery ofRead Full Post

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Three Common Questions about Tummy Tuck Surgery

December 9, 2019

Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that can trim your waistline and improve the contours of your midsection. Though it is a popular procedure, you may have limited knowledge about the procedure and what it can achieve. Some common questions are addressed below. A consultation with board-certified Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen M. Miller, is a great first step in finding out if a tummy tuck is the best way to get the results you want. It is also a good time to ask any questions you have about the procedure. Dr. Miller’s approach to cosmetic surgery centers on patient safety and customized treatment to achieve your desired aesthetic. WHAT CAN A TUMMY TUCK TREAT?  ContraryRead Full Post

Category: Body Contouring, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck