Excess abdominal skin and muscle laxity is a common problem that often cannot be corrected through diet and exercise alone. Dr. Erez Dayan at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, Nevada, takes a comprehensive approach to the abdominal aesthetic and performs a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, procedure to remove excess skin, contours the waistline with liposuction and internally restores the abdominal muscles to their proper midline position. This body cosmetic procedure accomplishes a significant improvement in not only the abdomen but also flank and waistline aesthetics.
What Is A Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck can be performed alone, or as part of a mommy makeover procedure to help revitalize your physique after having children. Whether the reason for abdominal laxity is aging, weight loss, pregnancy or genetics, tummy tuck surgery can help achieve definition and ideal aesthetic proportions. Dr. Dayan takes a customized approach, ensuring that all components of the abdomen, flank and waistline are addressed.
His technique includes tailored removal of excess skin, the use of liposuction to ensure a well contoured abdomen and waistline as well as tightening and repositioning of the abdominal muscles. Dr. Dayan also frequently uses cutting-edge technology, such as radiofrequency and ultrasound assisted liposuction, to further tighten the skin and improve abdominal contour. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, by Dr. Dayan accomplishes what hours at the gym simply cannot.
Dr. Dayan carefully plans his abdominoplasty procedure by creating a straight and low horizontal incision beneath the bikini line. It is carefully marked so that it is only as long as necessary to remove excess skin. The abdominal muscles are tightened and brought into midline position. Commonly after childbirth or weight loss, the rectus abdominus, or six pack muscles, are separated away from the midline (rectus diastasis). It is important to tighten and restore the position of these muscles to improve core strength and eliminate noticeable bulging of the abdomen after meals.
Flank and waistline contours are addressed via liposuction. Often, Dr. Dayan uses energy-based technology (radiofrequency or ultrasound) to further tighten the skin. All excess tissue is pulled snugly and removed, leaving the abdomen and waistline with well-proportioned and contoured aesthetics.
Mini Tummy Tuck
Some patients have a localized amount of excess skin of the lower abdomen (below the belly button) with well-positioned abdominal muscles. In these cases, a mini-tummy tuck may be the ideal procedure to contour the abdomen and remove excess skin. For the mini-tummy tuck, Dr. Dayan carefully marks out a short incision below the bikini line. Liposuction is commonly combined with this procedure to narrow the waistline and contour the abdomen further. Dr. Dayan frequently uses BodyTite® bipolar radiofrequency or ultrasound assisted liposuction to further tighten the abdomen and waistline contour.
Extended Tummy Tuck (or Fleur-de-lis Abdominoplasty)
In cases of massive weight loss or excess skin in both the horizontal and vertical dimensions, an extended abdominoplasty, or Fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty, may be needed to achieve optimal contour. These procedures address not only the abdomen but also the love handles and waistline to achieve a more aesthetic waist-to-hip ratio. Commonly, these procedures are combined with liposuction to optimally contour the abdomen and waist.
- What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
What kind of physical results can I expect from my tummy tuck surgery by Dr. Dayan?
- Improvement in abdominal and waistline contour
- Aesthetic waist-to-hip ratio
- An easier time keeping the weight off
- Relief from hernias or abdominal bulges
- Improved self-image
- Better fit in clothing and swimwear
- Long-lasting outcome
- Who Makes the Best Tummy Tuck Candidate?
- A tummy tuck may be right for you if:
- You are at or near your ideal weight
- You are not planning on getting pregnant in the near future
- You are in good health, mentally and physically
- You have realistic expectations for your surgery
- You suffer from loose or separated abdominal muscles (rectus diastasis)
- You are a non-smoker
- What Will My Recovery Entail?
Nearly all patients are home the same day of surgery and walking. You may have some bruising and minimal discomfort. Dr. Dayan uses advanced nerve block techniques and long-acting local anesthesia to ensure that you are comfortable after surgery. The abdomen and waistline will have some swelling that gradually improves during 4-6 weeks after surgery.
Dr. Dayan will make sure you have a detailed aftercare plan to answer all your questions about recovery. You will have a compression garment that helps reduce your swelling and keeps your abdomen in its ideal shape as you heal. An abdominal drain may also be used to help remove excess fluids from the surgical site. It is usually removed within the first week after surgery.
- How Much Does A Tummy Tuck in Reno Cost?
- Abdominoplasty fees are based on the type of tummy tuck performed and the extent of the work needed to achieve your aesthetic goals. All of this is assessed individually as part of your confidential consultation with Dr. Dayan at his Reno/Tahoe office. We have partners with numerous trusted healthcare lenders that can provide financing with low monthly payments and interest-free options. Many of these lenders have instant approvals you can obtain while still at the office.
- Why Choose Dr. Dayan at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe for Abdominoplasty?
Dr. Dayan is a Harvard-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon known for his meticulous attention to detail, precision and outstanding results. His comprehensive approach to abdominal aesthetics includes the use of liposuction and energy-based aesthetic technology, such as radiofrequency and ultrasound, to enhance results.
Dr. Dayan has contributed to five books on plastic surgery topics and has published and presented on over 150 occasions domestically and internationally. Dr. Dayan is a sought-after key opinion leader and investigator for major aesthetic companies such as Allergan, Galderma, MTF Biologics and InMode.
Contact Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, NV, to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Dayan about abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery. We also offer virtual consultations for patients from out of town.