Women who have gone through pregnancy or have had dramatic fluctuations in weight may be left with sagging skin and tissue in the stomach area, with a heavy impact upon feelings of self-confidence about their body image. The loose skin and separated muscles often do not respond to a healthy diet and exercise. When the tummy is sagging with excess, loose fat and tissue, it affects clothing choices, and can be the cause of great embarrassment. Our Utah tummy tuck performed by Dr. Kevin Rose can help you achieve a flatter, trimmer, smoother tummy by removing excess skin and tightening the muscle structure beneath.
At The Rose Clinic in Provo, Utah, we are very familiar with women who suffer a lack of confidence due to excess fat, tissue, or skin in the tummy area. With conceivably the best results in tummy tuck Utah has to offer, our office can help you achieve your goal of a firmer, trimmer, more youthful and attractive body profile.
A tummy tuck, called an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and corrects stretched and split muscles. You may have loose or sagging skin as a result of:
- Significant weight loss
- Genetics or aging
- Gravity and aging
- An earlier surgical procedure in the area
A tummy tuck is not weight loss surgery. You should be at a stable weight before undergoing the procedure. You should also postpone a tummy tuck procedure if you plan to have any more children as the stretching associated with pregnancy can affect your abdomen area once again. A tummy tuck can also be combined with various other cosmetic procedures such as a breast lift or liposuction in a customized Mommy Makeover.
Consult our surgeon to see what procedure or combination of procedures will produce the look you envision for your body.
Sculpt Your Body with a Tummy Tuck
As women age, many have fat and excess skin accumulate in the tummy region, and dream of the days when they had a trim, fit figure. Luckily, we can now improve on what nature gives us, and can restore the youthful, trim look with a tummy tuck procedure. You can once again wear tighter clothing, and will no longer feel that you must wear loose-fitting garments to hide your bulging tummy. With plausibly the best results in tummy tuck Salt Lake City has to offer, you will be able to wear attractive, tailored clothing styles, and will feel confident in showing off your new, tight, sculptured tummy area.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
When you arrive at the surgery center for your Salt Lake City Tummy Tuck you will be greeted by our friendly staff and taken to the surgical area. You will then be prepped for your tummy tuck procedure. The surgery will then begin, and involves the following steps:
You will be given general anesthesia by Dr. Rose to make you more comfortable during the procedure.
The incision is made horizontally across your lower abdomen near the pubic bone. The shape and length of the incision is determined based upon the extent of your procedure and the amount of skin to be removed. If there is also excess skin and tissue in the upper abdomen, another incision may be required to produce the desired look.
The underlying abdominal muscles are pulled together, reattached and secured. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is pulled tight. Our Salt Lake City tummy tuck procedure treats stretch marks in the stomach area where the excess skin is removed.
Once the muscle structures are reattached and the skin is trimmed, your incisions will be stitched and bandaged, and surgical drains placed. Some patients may not need drains depending on circumstances.
You will need to remain at the facility for observation overnight before being released to go home the next morning for safety reasons. Your doctor will give you detailed aftercare instructions that must be followed carefully to avoid infection or other side effects.
Recovery & Aftercare
You will be given a compression garment to apply pressure to the incisions and reduce swelling. Drains are in place so your body can shed the excess fluid or blood during the healing process. The surgeon will prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to reduce the likelihood of infection.
You will need to limit your physical activity during the healing process and closely follow the aftercare instructions regarding bandages and surgical drains. After the first few weeks your bandages can be removed, and your results will start to appear. During a follow-up appointment, Dr. Rose will evaluate your recommended level of activity and assess your progress. Most patients resume their normal daily routines after a several weeks of healing. Your incisions will fade and your results will become more apparent as the healing process continues, revealing your new, beautiful, firm tummy.
Come to Salt Lake City for Your Tummy Tuck
Dr. Kevin Rose has owned and operated The Rose Clinic in Provo, Utah since 2004, and is known for being a highly-accomplished plastic surgeon. The facility is highly regarded in the area for their state-of-the-art technology and for achieving outstanding results. Dr. Rose’s cosmetic procedures involve immense attention to detail and a creative eye. You can trust that you have found the right practice to alleviate your insecurities and restore the slim, trim, athletic look to your tummy area. Schedule a free consultation with our friendly staff to see if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck.Get in Touch