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Can a Tummy Tuck Reduce Back Pain?

The tummy tuck procedure, or abdominoplasty, offers a variety of cosmetic and functional benefits for patients. Most patients who choose abdominoplasty want to remove the loose, excess skin and flatten the bulging stomach appearance after pregnancy or major weight loss.  Repair of overstretched or split abdominal muscles (think sit-up muscles!) is a key element of getting the leanest look out […]

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What Are the Risks of a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, is a procedure that has gained popularity over the years due to patients wanting fuller, more shapely buttocks. This technique involves harvesting fat from one area of the body, such as the abdomen or flanks, via liposuction and transferring it into the buttocks. Although this procedure is offered by many plastic surgeons, Dr. Mary […]

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You’ve Lost the Weight, Now Lose the Sag

Losing weight is hard work. Losing a dramatic amount of weight requires serious life changes, whether you do it on your own or through bariatric surgery. But once you’ve done the hard work and are a shadow of your former self, what’s with all the hanging loose skin across your body? You have a new contour, but your skin didn’t […]

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Tummy Tuck Options

If you’ve had children or lost a good deal of weight, odds are your abdomen isn’t what it once was. Loose skin and a little pooch — that’s the usual condition. Why? Because when skin and connective tissue beneath is stretched, due to pregnancy or weight gain, it can only maintain its ability to return to its former tautness for […]

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You Lost the Weight, Now Lose the Sagging Skin

You did the hard part — you lost the weight! Your reward? Sagging skin everywhere. Yuck! You like your new shape, but not your new skin. Sounds like a body lift with Dr. Herte is in order! A body lift isn’t a single, set procedure. It can involve numerous procedures with the goal of losing excess, sagging skin, revealing your […]

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Torn Between Liposuction and Tummy Tuck: Which is Best For You?

A flat, firm, and well-toned midsection is one of the most common cosmetic goals of men and women who come in for an initial consultation here at our Las Vegas body contouring surgery practice. Every so often, these patients will ask which between a tummy tuck or liposuction is ideal for their abdominal contouring needs. If you currently find yourself […]

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