Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in Salt Lake City Utah
Whether it’s excess weight in your midsection or loose skin left over from pregnancy, having a visually unappealing abdominal area can lead to self-consciousness about your body. At the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Steven Warnock, our tummy tuck procedures in Salt Lake City UT will tighten and flatten your stomach and help you feel good about your body again.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if a tummy tuck is right for you.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Also commonly referred to as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and tones muscle in the abdominal area. Tummy tucks are highly requested by women after pregnancy as well as by men who are carrying excess weight in the waistline that diet and exercise alone cannot effectively target.
Doctor Warnock offers both partial and full tummy tuck procedures. A partial tummy tuck is ideal for those who do not have a significantly pronounced abdomen and who need a small amount of excess skin removed. This option is less extensive, but those who require more drastic results may want to opt for the full tummy tuck.
During full tummy tuck surgery, an incision is created above the pubic area that extends down to the hipbones. The navel is also separated from underlying tissue. Excess skin and fat are removed, and abdominal muscles are tightened to create a chiseled, toned appearance. The navel is repositioned, and the incisions are stitched.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Although a tummy tuck creates a toned, fit appearance, it is not a treatment for obesity. Men and women who are healthy, have realistic expectations, do not smoke or are willing to quit, and have no medical conditions that could inhibit surgery or healing, are generally approved for surgery. Women who are planning future pregnancies may be advised to hold off on surgery until family planning is complete.
What is Recovery Like?
Incisions will be dressed with bandages after surgery, and a small tube may be placed to drain any excess fluids. Any residual pain and discomfort can be effectively managed with prescription medication, and stitches are usually removed within five to seven days. Results will be fully visible once the swelling and bruising subsides.
How Long Will My Results Last?
A tummy tuck is designed to be semi-permanent but can still be affected by major lifestyle changes such as pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations. Adopting a healthy diet and exercise routine can help maintain your results.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Warnock and find out how a tummy tuck in Salt Lake City, Utah can tone and trim your waistline.