Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Las Vegas

World-Class Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon In Las Vegas Providing World-Class Results For Tummy Tuck Surgery


When mothers visit Smith Plastic Surgery Institute to learn more about Tummy Tuck in Las Vegas and other plastic surgeries, they often discuss the substantial changes their bodies have experienced due to the stress associated with pregnancy and childbirth. This is also true for men and women who have experienced large fluctuations in their weight. How can you restore your abdomen to its previous appearance? No laser treatments or creams can remove stretch marks. And, no matter how hard you try, there is often no amount of diet or exercise that will get rid of the stomach bulge. It is only possible to get 6-pack abs if your abdominal muscles are properly positioned.

Dr. Lane Smith can help you reshape your abdomen.* Say goodbye to excess skin and stretch marks. Say hello to the flat stomach, you desire. With the combination of liposuction and abdominal plastic surgery, you can restore the appearance of your abdomen and wear that bikini with a smile.

Las Vegas Abdominoplasty, also known as Tummy Tuck or Mini-Tummy Tuck, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. It’s no wonder considering the amazing transformation it can deliver. Dr. Lane Smith, who holds 4 separate board certifications in plastic surgery, has performed plastic surgery procedures for over 13 years. By tightening the abdominal muscles that support the lower abdomen, removing excess skin, and sculpting contours with liposuction, Dr. Smith helps men and women who have experienced massive weight loss significantly enhance their appearance. Look at our before and after gallery to see the many patients who have already reclaimed their youth with Dr. Smith’s help.*

A woman in a white bikini showing her stomach.

What Are The Advantages Of Tummy Tuck Surgery?

The benefits of a tummy tuck include the following:

  • Tighter, more toned abdominal muscles
  • Reduced and minimized excess loose skin and fat in the stomach area
  • Improved self-confidence and body image
  • A more youthful appearance
  • Reduce signs of stretch marks made of scar tissue that any cream or laser cannot remove.*
  • Correct a bulge in your lower abdomen between the belly button and pubic bone because the abdominal muscles are stretched out of shape.*

Are you ready to get the most natural looking breast augmentation on the market? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our Las Vegas plastic surgery experts.

What Are the Procedures for an Abdominal Surgery?

There are many different procedures that our Las Vegas plastic surgery specialists can provide to help patients get the flat tummy they are looking for including:

  • Liposuction: The removal of fat in the abdomen reduces the fat in the abdomen, hips, and buttocks, but it will not enhance the appearance of the skin; it does not diminish stretch marks nor restore elasticity. However, when liposuction is used in conjunction with Tummy Tuck or Mini-Tummy Tuck surgery, it greatly enhances the overall results.*
  • Mini-Tummy Tuck: For a man or woman who has a small amount of excess skin in the abdomen and has very few, if any, stretch marks, a Mini-Tummy Tuck can enhance the appearance of the abdomen. This procedure involves using liposuction to remove excess fat from the abdomen (especially the area between the belly button and pubic bone), restoring the position of the abdominal muscles, tightening the muscles, pulling the skin tight over the abdomen, and removing excess skin. The incision is usually four to eight inches wide and well hidden below the bikini line.*
  • Tummy Tuck: If the patient has achieved significant weight loss or has had one or more pregnancies, there may be a lot of excess skin and stretch marks. In this case, a Tummy Tuck can dramatically enhance the appearance of the waistline and abdomen. The surgery involves liposuction to reduce fat stores in the abdomen, repositioning and tightening the abdominal muscles, pulling the skin tight over the abdomen, repositioning the belly button, and removing the excess skin. While the Tummy Tuck incision may extend from hip to hip, it will be completely hidden beneath the bikini line in most cases.


At the end of the Mini-Tummy Tuck and Tummy Tuck surgery, the surgeon will place one or two small drains at the corner of the incision. The drains help to remove the excess fluid that accumulates under the skin and fat after surgery. Fluid will typically go away by itself in time, but placing drains at the incision point helps the fluid go away faster. Dr. Smith and his staff will remove your drains 4 to 10 days after surgery.

What Are The Risks of a Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Abdominal plastic surgery is very safe. Dr. Smith will discuss the risks involved with you, which may include: pain, bruising, swelling, numbness, need for additional procedures, infection, bleeding, and damage to surrounding structures.

In addition, because abdominal plastic surgery does not improve the backside, buttocks, or flank/lower hip area, the enhancement of the abdomen may make these other areas appear larger or more prominent in contrast. Liposuction of the hips, flanks, and lower back can provide a more uniform transformation.

What Happens After the Surgery is Completed?

After your Mini Tummy Tuck or Tummy Tuck Procedure, Dr. Smith will provide guidelines to achieve optimal results.

The following are some general post-surgery instructions:

  • You should be up and walking around on the evening of the surgery. This helps to prevent blood clots.
  • Most Mini Tummy Tuck patients can return to work within five to seven days. Tummy Tuck patients typically return to work within seven to fourteen days.*
  • Tummy Tuck patients should wear loose clothing the first few weeks after surgery when the skin of the abdomen may feel very tight and a little bit uncomfortable.
  • Constipation is a common side effect of pain medication. Stool softeners usually provide sufficient relief.
  • Patients can enjoy light exercise usually two to three weeks after surgery for Mini Tummy Tuck and within four weeks for Tummy Tuck patients.
  • Patients can enjoy more strenuous abdominal exercises, such as sit-ups, sometime after six to eight weeks following surgery, when all other regular activities may also be resumed.

Will I Have Any Scars After Surgery?

One of the biggest concerns for any surgery is the resulting scar. Because Tummy Tuck surgery reduces signs of stretch marks, which are scar tissue, this surgery reduces visible scars. In most cases, Dr. Smith will be able to place the scar from your Tummy Tuck surgery below your bikini line. If the patient uses scar tape and gel for six to eight months after the surgery as directed, the scar should be barely visible within two years following the surgery.

Is a Tummy Tuck Surgery a Good Decision?

If you’re considering a tummy tuck in Las Vegas, NV, you want to be sure you’re making the best decision for your body and health. Smith Plastic Surgery offers safe and effective Las Vegas Tummy Tuck procedures to help you achieve the desired look.

Tummy Tuck in Las Vegas Nevada is a surgical procedure that can improve the appearance of the stomach and waistline. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen and often includes the repair of the navel. Tucking is a term used to describe the process of bringing the skin and muscles of the abdomen closer together.

The team at Smith Plastic Surgery is highly experienced in performing tummy tucks and can help you determine if this procedure is right for you. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs and goals.

If you want to learn more about tummy tucks in Las Vegas, Nevada, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Who Is a Good Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?

Candidates for a tummy tuck typically have loose skin and excess fat around their waistline, often referred to as a “ muffin top ” or “ love handles.” The procedure can also help improve the appearance of the thigh and hip. A tummy tuck is a safe and effective way to achieve a more contoured and streamlined silhouette.

A board-certified plastic surgeon can tell you if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck through a consultation. Body contouring procedures like a tummy tuck can be life-changing experiences, giving you a more youthful, confident look.

How Long Does Natural Breast Augmentation Surgery Take?

Natural Breast Augmentation surgery in Las Vegas takes much longer than routine breast implant surgery because the fat must be harvested with liposuction, spun down and purified, and injected into the breasts. Usually, this takes about 2.5 to 3 hours. Breast implant surgery usually takes only about 45 minutes to an hour.*

Why Choose Smith Plastic Surgery Institute For Your Tummy Tuck Surgery?

It is essential that you select a surgeon with the skill and expertise in the plastic surgery procedure you desire. Dr. Smith is board certified in cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has performed thousands of Tummy Tuck and Mini Tummy Tucks during more than 20 years of practice. Patients all over the world seek his services.

As a multi-award winning and 4-time board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Smith developed a technique that safely combines the two liposuction procedures with a tummy tuck. Dr. Smith presented his research and new technique to colleagues at the California Plastic Surgery Society meeting, which has since become very popular in leading plastic surgery practices across the country.

Dr. Lane Smith is a well-known plastic surgeon in Las Vegas who offers a range of cosmetic procedures including tummy tucks, breast augmentation, breast lift, mommy makeover, and other plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Smith, who has years of experience in his field, can assist you in achieving natural-looking results that make you feel more confident and at ease with your own skin.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith to discuss the potential benefits of plastic surgery, call our Las Vegas plastic surgery experts at 702-838-2455.

Tummy Tuck: Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a Las Vegas Tummy Tuck cost?

    The cost of a tummy tuck is determined by the extent of the operation and where it is done. In general, you can anticipate paying anything from $9,800 to $14,000 for a tummy tuck ($13,000 to $19,000 for an Extended Tummy Tuck).

  • Is a Tummy Tuck covered by insurance?

    In most cases, insurance will not cover the cost of a tummy tuck. This is because it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure. However, if your surgery is being done for medical reasons (such as to correct a hernia), your insurance may cover some or all of the costs.

  • How long does a Tummy Tuck last?

    A tummy tuck is a permanent procedure. The results are usually long-lasting, provided that you maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight.

  • Are there any risks associated with a Tummy Tuck?

    As with any surgery, there are always some risks involved. These risks include infection, bleeding, and scarring. However, these risks are relatively low and can be minimized by choosing an experienced surgeon and following all post-operative instructions.

  • Will I need pain medication after a Tummy Tuck?

    You may or may not need pain medication after a tummy tuck. Some people only require over-the-counter pain medication, while others may need prescription-strength medication. Your surgeon will discuss your options with you before your surgery.

  • Can I get a Tummy Tuck if I am pregnant?

    No, you cannot get a tummy tuck if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant after having a tummy tuck, your pregnancy may cause the skin and muscles to stretch, which can undo the results of your surgery.

  • Can I get a Tummy Tuck if I am breastfeeding?

    No, you cannot get a tummy tuck if you are breastfeeding. You will need to wait until you have finished breastfeeding before having a tummy tuck.

  • Can I get a Tummy Tuck if I have had precious abdominal surgery?

    Yes, you may be able to get a tummy tuck even if you have had previous abdominal surgery. However, your surgeon will need to evaluate your individual case to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure.

  • Can I get a Tummy Tuck if I am planning on getting pregnant in the future?

    No, you cannot get a tummy tuck if you are planning on getting pregnant in the future. The surgery can cause damage to your abdominal muscles and skin, which may make it more difficult for you to get pregnant.

  • Can I get a Tummy Tuck if I am overweight?

    Yes, you may be able to get a tummy tuck even if you are overweight. However, your surgeon will need to evaluate your individual case to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure.

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