How Long Does a Tummy Tuck Take?


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If you have loose abdominal skin and fat, you may have noticed that diet and exercise have not helped. You can remove this loose skin and flatten your abdomen with a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck can help people who have lost a significant amount of weight and women who have had children and are looking to restore their pre-pregnancy figures.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is an abdominal procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the belly. This excess skin can occur after pregnancy or significant weight loss. A tummy tuck also tightens the underlying muscles to create a smoother and firmer abdominal profile. A tummy tuck often includes liposuction to remove stubborn fat pockets and achieve visually pleasing curves between the waist, abdomen, and hips. 


*Individual Results May Vary

How Long Does a Tummy Tuck Take?

The length of a tummy tuck procedure can vary depending on the individual case. On average, the surgery can take between two and five hours to complete. Factors that can affect the procedure time include the extent of skin and fat removal, the need for liposuction, and other details of your procedure. 

What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck has substantial benefits, boosting your appearance and your self-esteem. If you have struggled with the appearance of your abdomen, you may have felt like it held you back. A tummy tuck can free you from these limits. 

A Flatter Abdomen

A tummy tuck can create a smoother and more toned abdomen appearance by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying muscles.

Improved Confidence

Many individuals who undergo a tummy tuck report feeling more confident and comfortable in their skin after the procedure.

Correction of Functional Issues

A tummy tuck can address functional issues such as abdominal hernias or weakened abdominal muscles. Your core will feel stronger, and you may notice improved posture. 

Long-Lasting Results

Tummy tuck results can last as you maintain a consistent weight. Most people feel extremely satisfied with their results for many years. 


What is Recovery Like From a Tummy Tuck?

Recovery from a tummy tuck can vary depending on the individual case, but you may take six weeks or more to recover fully. Most people recover enough to return to work within a few weeks. The first few days following the procedure can be uncomfortable, and patients may experience swelling and bruising. It is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure a smooth recovery. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck may be a good option for individuals who are looking to address specific concerns with their abdominal area. Good candidates are in overall good health and have realistic expectations. A tummy tuck may not be ideal for individuals who are planning on losing a significant amount of weight or becoming pregnant again. It is important to discuss your concerns and goals with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if a tummy tuck is a good option for you.

Take the First Step

Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stile Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (702) 243-9555.

Stile Aesthetics serves Las Vegas, NV & Surrounding Areas.

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