Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Surgery – Abdominoplasty in Utah

Some people are predisposed to carry a little extra weight around their midsection, while others develop a sagging, protruding abdomen after pregnancy or weight loss. Whatever the reason, lax muscles and loose skin around your middle can be very difficult to improve with diet and exercise alone. For his patients who want a slimmer, firmer midsection, Dr. Rose performs abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) at his Provo, Orem and Salt Lake City, Utah area clinic.
Why Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty can restore a firmer, slimmer appearance to the waistline and flatten the abdomen by:

  • Removing excess fat
  • Eliminating sagging skin and stretch marks
  • Tightening muscles of the abdominal wall

About the Procedure

Abdominoplasty is the surgical procedure designed to flatten a protruding abdomen by tightening the muscles in the abdominal wall and removing excess fatty tissue and skin. Also called a tummy tuck, patients considering abdominoplasty have several options to choose from. If your excess skin is below your navel, a “mini” tummy tuck may be right for you. If you have laxity of your abdominal muscles or excessive skin, a full or traditional tummy tuck may be your best solution. In some cases, liposuction can be performed alone to produce a slimmer appearance, or may be used in addition to the tummy tuck procedure to remove unwanted fat. Dr. Rose will usually offer liposuction along the “flanks” area when performing tummy tuck surgery, to give an hourglass or contoured look. Dr. Rose may also suggest breast augmentation for women who want to restore balance to the body or enhance body contours.

Depending on the extent of your procedure, surgical time can range from 2 to 5 hours. At the Riverwoods Surgery Center in Provo, tummy tuck surgery is typically performed by Dr. Rose with general anesthesia. In most cases, Dr. Rose will have his patients stay overnight at the Riverwoods Surgery Center for their first night following surgery. Typically, a full tummy tuck will utilize a long incision that runs between the pelvic bones – hidden by a bathing suit or underwear – with a second incision around the navel. The mini abdominoplasty uses a shorter, lower-abdominal incision only.

Our abdominoplasty patients may need to take 2 to 4 weeks off of work, and up to 6 weeks or more off from strenuous activity. Bruising, swelling, and tenderness should subside over the course of a few weeks, while scars may take several months to a year to fade. Once you have recovered, you will enjoy showing off your new, slimmer midsection and flat tummy.

If you would like to learn more about having a tummy tuck in Utah, click here to request a FREE cosmetic surgery consultation with Dr. Rose. Or you can call The Rose Clinic at 801-375-ROSE (7673) and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.

Testimonials

First and foremost I would like to express my sincerest appreciation and thanks to Dr. Rose. As I've come to realize from the many nurses, physical therapist and other staff at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, we were very fortunate to have had Dr. Rose be the attending surgeon for wife's injury. As I understand now, he is one of the country's best in this field of expertise. Everyone that we've spoken with about him has had nothing but praise about his medical talents and ability. We feel very fortunate to have had Dr. Rose to do her surgery. By the way, I had my first opportunity to see the surgical incision and his work today when my wife was at her physical therapy appointment. His suture work could probably qualify him to be a seamstress for Armani Clothes! Wow! Nice Work!

Please let Dr. Rose know of our great appreciation and admiration for him.J

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