Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A Toned and Tight Abdomen through Tummy Tuck Surgery in Las Vegas

If diet and exercise have failed to give you the flat tummy you desire, a body contouring procedure known as tummy tuck may be just the solution for you. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck sculpts your waistline by removing surplus skin and tightening abdominal muscles. While tummy tuck surgery is frequently the only effective way to correct a bulging belly after pregnancy, both men and women can benefit from abdominoplasty. Weight loss in both men and women can cause skin and muscle looseness. Renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Mary C. Herte, achieves outstanding results with tummy tuck surgery for patients of our plastic surgery center, and would love to help you restore your waistline as well.

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An Individualized Approach to Tummy Tuck Surgery

At the Herte Center for Cosmetic Surgery, tummy tuck surgery is customized for your individual anatomy and desires. Dr. Herte is able to achieve beautiful results through her surgical expertise and extensive experience and by seeing each patient as a unique individual and recommending a very personalized procedure. One or more of these tummy tuck procedures might be right for you:


The skin-toning effect of external ultrasound can enhance your result when combined with a full or mini tummy tuck, with skin firming effects and collagen stimulation rejuvenation of your abdominal area.

Mini Tummy Tuck

Also known as a limited incision abdominoplasty, a mini tummy tuck targets the lower abdominal area. It can be an ideal solution if you have very little excess sagging skin but still want to eliminate a bulging lower belly. With or without muscle repair, the mini tummy tuck is less invasive than its traditional counterpart, and you may enjoy quicker recovery times and shorter, minimized scars.

Full Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck may be recommended if you have a lot of loose abdominal skin, both above and below the belly button. Typically during this type of abdominoplasty, a larger section of excess skin and fat is removed and the entire length of the underlying sit-up muscles are tightened to produce a shapelier waistline. If the belly button is too low on the stomach, it is repositioned and reshaped in a more aesthetic location.

Muscle Repair

To create the tight, flat abdomen that looks amazing in and out of clothing, Dr. Herte combines skin removal with repair of your abdominal muscles. This supports your body’s core strength, with the added bonus of relieving chronic lower back pain in many of our patients. If your abdominal muscles have been overstretched from weight fluctuation or pregnancy, it may be impossible to improve the bulging belly with exercise and those sit ups may actually be making your low back pain worse rather than better. After abdominoplasty, the muscles are repositioned to their proper functional position. And you may just find that getting a “six pack” is now finally a possibility. We have had fitness athletes who have proudly achieved competitive six pack abs after abdominoplasty.


Combining your tummy tuck surgery with liposuction can help reduce the size of your abdomen and improve its contour. This can be helpful for you if you have stubborn fat deposits as well as excess abdominal skin.

Additional areas of liposuction can be added to your abdominoplasty procedure to improve your overall body shape. Frequently patients request liposuction of the flanks or hips on the back to improve the whole circumference of the waist area. This combination can be an excellent idea since the healing area is contained in the same recovery garment as the tummy tuck.

Learn More about Tummy Tuck Surgery at Our Las Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Center

For men or women, the benefit of a firmer, stronger core and a tighter waistline can boost your self-confidence. Call to speak to our caring and knowledgeable staff about your tummy tuck surgery questions, or to get your journey to a tighter tummy started, schedule your personal consultation right away with Dr. Herte at our Las Vegas practice. Contact The Herte Center for Cosmetic Surgery today at 702-732-9600 to schedule your consultation.

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