By DR. Steven warnock
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a semi-permanent cosmetic surgery that extracts surplus fat and tissue, tightens skin and tones muscles in the abdominal area. It is a highly requested procedure that effectively targets what regular diet and exercise do not always achieve.
It is especially helpful for men who retain excess weight in their mid-sections and in women who have undergone multiple pregnancies. Following abdominoplasty, patients can expect a flatter, more contoured and visually satisfying stomach. The results will be fully visible after the initial swelling and bruising subside.
Dr. Warnock’s private practice offers partial tummy tuck for patients without a considerably pronounced abdomen. Alternatively, we recommend a full tummy tuck procedure for those who wish to see more defined results. Both procedures tone and trim your waistline to make you look your best.
Keep in mind that major lifestyle changes, such as pregnancy and weight fluctuations, can still affect tummy tuck procedures in the long run.
Full Tummy Tuck
A full abdominoplasty begins with an incision above the pubic area that extends between the hipbones. The surgeon then makes a second incision to separate the navel from the underlying tissue. Next, the skin is separated and pulled up to the level of the ribs. The surgeon pulls the abdominal muscles together and stitches them into position. The navel is then relocated and stitched into place. The surgeon replaces the skin (excess skin is trimmed) and sutures the original incisions. A complete tummy tuck takes between two and five hours and is usually outpatient based.
Mini Tummy Tuck
If fat deposits are limited to the region below the navel, you may only need a partial abdominoplasty (mini-tummy tuck). In this procedure, a smaller incision is made, leaving the navel in place. The surgeon stretches the flap of skin down, removes excess fat and tissue, and stitches the flap back into place. The partial procedure lasts one to two hours and is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
Who Qualifies for a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
A tummy tuck procedure helps men and women have a more toned physical appearance. Nevertheless, it is not a solution for obesity.
Having said that, we recommend the procedure to people who are generally healthy, do not smoke, and have no medical conditions that might complicate the surgery.
Additionally, we advise women who are planning to get pregnant to wait until after childbirth before they go for a tummy tuck.
Allow Us to Make You Feel Good About Yourself
You no longer have to feel self-conscious about a bulging tummy or loose abdominal skin. With our tummy tuck procedure in Salt Lake City, you can achieve the toned stomach that you’ve been dreaming of. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Steve Warnock today.