Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that creates a smoother looking abdomen. Dr. Timothy Janiga will surgically remove extra skin and fat that comes with drastic changes in weight, pregnancy, age and other factors.


Timothy A. Janiga, MD, FACS -- Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty

Tummy Tuck Questions


What is a Tummy Tuck? tummy-tuck

A tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that creates a smoother looking abdomen. Dr. Timothy Janiga will surgically remove extra skin and fat that comes with drastic changes in weight, pregnancy, age and other factors. Women who have had children often have stretching of their abdominal wall that fails to go back to their “pre-pregnancy” appearance despite exercise and dieting. With pregnancy the abdominal area  is stretched to such a degree that even after delivery the elasticity of the abdominal wall is permanently damaged and cannot retract. Patients that have lost a significant amount of weight often have similar findings on their abdominal wall because of the long-standing stretching that took place before their weight loss.

What should I expect from the Tummy Tuck?

This procedure is performed in the Reno/Tahoe outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia. It generally involves a hip-to-hip incision that allows for muscle and skin tightening and fat removal. Dr. Timothy Janiga will consult with you to determine your personal desired results.

How long does the surgery take?

An abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck typically takes around two hours with two to three hours of post surgery recovery time before going home.

What is the length of recovery time?

Dr. Janiga will examine you during your post-op visit, and will advise you with regards to your return to work. Dr. Janiga typically does not want patients to lift more than five to 10 pounds for the first six weeks postoperatively. Depending on your profession your return to work can be expected within two to six weeks. Full results are expected within three months.

What are the typical results?

A tighter, slimmer waistline and abdomen. Results may vary. Consult with Dr. Timothy Janiga for a realistic expectation of you personal outcome.

Do you perform Tummy Tucks in your Reno/Tahoe office?

Yes. We evaluate and treat patients who desire a Tummy Tuck. Initial consultation length varies, but is usually not more than 15-30 minutes. The actual procedure will take longer and will be discussed in detail when your procedure is scheduled.


Timothy A. Janiga, MD, FACS

With highly respected credentials, academic achievements and almost a decade of experience to his credit, Dr. Janiga looks amazing on paper. Incredibly, he is even more impressive in person. Emotionally invested in every patient, Dr. Janiga treats his patients like family instead of mere cases, and takes the success of each procedure personally.

He is drawn to the detailed nature of plastic surgery and the tremendous sense of accomplishment that comes from the immediate physical and psychological changes that take place for his patients.