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Whether it’s caused by pregnancy, aging, or weight changes, many people feel frustrated and uncomfortable with loose skin and stubborn fat around the stomach. When a healthy lifestyle isn’t enough to achieve your ideal body, a tummy tuck may be the solution for a contoured abdomen that restores your confidence.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgery to tighten loose skin and muscles in the abdomen. Pregnancy, weight loss or gain, and the natural aging process can leave you with loose skin and damage your abdominal muscles, leading to a ‘flabby’ stomach.

Dr. Stile has performed over 3,000 tummy tucks, helping countless patients achieve a flatter, more contoured abdomen. During your consultation, he will discuss your aesthetic goals to determine if a mini, standard, or extended tummy tuck is best for you. 

Dr. Stile will make the incision just below your bikini line. He’ll remove or tighten loose skin and fat and repair any damage to the rectus muscles. The procedure will take one to two hours under general anesthesia, and you can go home the same day. 


*Individual Results May Vary

Recovery After a Tummy Tuck

After the surgery, you will wear a supportive garment to aid the healing process. You can return to daily routines after about two weeks and exercise or do strenuous work after six weeks. Swelling and soreness are normal during this time. Drainage tubes may be left at the incision site for a few days to drain excess fluid.

You should sleep on your back to avoid pressure on the surgery site and may find it most comfortable to recline in a chair or use pillows to prop yourself up. It’s best to rest as much as possible to help your body heal, but be sure to keep your blood flowing with light activity.

Tummy Tuck Results

A tummy tuck offers immediate and noticeable results. You can expect benefits like:

  • Tighter skin
  • A more contoured, defined abdomen
  • A flatter stomach
  • Fewer stretch marks
  • Improved posture

Depending on your concerns and aesthetic goals, Dr. Stile may also recommend a combination of procedures, such as liposuction for stubborn fat deposits or a breast lift or augmentation for small or sagging breasts. Having these procedures done together can save you both money and recovery time.


Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tucks are an excellent treatment for the loose skin and muscles that accompany pregnancy, weight changes, and aging. If you want a tighter, toned abdomen and are overall healthy, a tummy tuck may be the best solution.

Ideal candidates are within 20 pounds of their goal weight and are non-smokers with no history of blood clots or bleeding problems. Certain medical conditions may prevent you from having a tummy tuck.

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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