Many of our Henderson patients often ask us, "What, exactly, is a tummy tuck?" If you're considering getting a tummy tuck, it is important to understand the basics of the procedure. Our experienced team wants to put your mind at ease and answer this question we get so frequently before you make your decision.

Definition of Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is performed to cosmetically improve the appearance of the abdomen. During a tummy tuck surgery, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdominal area. The remaining skin is then positioned carefully to give you a tighter, more toned appearance.

You may decide to get a tummy tuck procedure if you have extra skin in your lower abdomen, or if your lower abdominal wall is weaker than the rest of your abdominal muscles, causing an accumulation of fat. Like we mentioned, this procedure aims to tone and tighten your abdominal area—but a tummy tuck also helps you to achieve the look you want, all while boosting your body image and self confidence.

Why a Tummy Tuck May be Recommended by Dr. Garcia

Dr. Garcia recommends you consider the option of a tummy tuck procedure if you are:

  • In reasonably good shape
  • Have just a few fat deposits or areas loose skin around your tummy you can't get rid of
  • Suffering from issues that cannot be fixed by diet, exercise or other cosmetic surgical procedures
  • Experiencing a loss of elasticity of abdominal skin

Every patient is unique. Dr. Garcia embraces this fact, and takes pride in delivering individualized treatments for each patient. Before making your final decision, be sure to speak with our surgeon to determine a procedure plan that fits your exact goals and needs.

If you live in Nevada and are considering a tummy tuck procedure, give our experienced team a call at (702) 870-0058. We have proudly cared for patients in the Henderson and Las Vegas areas for over 20 years.