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A tummy tuck can address many concerns regarding the midsection, although it is not a replacement for weight loss or leading a healthy lifestyle. To determine whether you are a candidate for the procedure, our surgeon must meet with you for a personal consultation to discuss your goals and assess your overall health.
If you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck, you can discuss and create a surgical plan that is tailored just for you. Most often, patients come to our practice wanting to address the mid to lower area of the abdomen. They consider this area a “trouble spot” and desire a flat, toned midsection that reflects their health and wellness. Typically, our tummy tuck patients have:
Typically the initial consultation consists of answering all of your questions and concerns about the tummy tuck surgery. You and the doctor will discuss your goals and expectations as well as review your medical history. The doctor will review the details of the procedure as well and what you can expect before and after the procedure. We will answer questions regarding costs and post-surgical care. If you want to proceed, the doctor will perform an examination including measurements and go over the various types of tummy tuck surgeries available to you.
To begin your tummy tuck procedure, our surgeon will remove any excess skin and tissue from the midsection by either using a short scar or a long scar, depending on how much contouring you need. At this time, the abdominal muscles are tightened. Then, after this is performed, your doctor will assess whether or not you may benefit from additional contouring with liposuction in the surrounding area. Once they have finished reshaping the targeted area, they will close your incisions.
In general, recovery from a tummy tuck procedure is relatively straightforward. Once you are sent home after surgery, you will be given a compression garment to wear to help your midsection hold its new shape. You will have drains to eliminate excess fluid, and these need to be managed for a few days until they are removed. It is a good idea to have someone to help you for a few days after your procedure.
Typically, most patients can resume normal, light activities in about 1 to 2 weeks. After about 3 to 4 weeks, most patients can start to exercise again.
If you are unhappy with a previous tummy tuck surgery our plastic surgeon at Trilogy Medical Center is happy to consult with you and offer options to revise and hopefully improve your results. The only way to know how we can help is to come in for a free consultation.
If you would like to learn more about how a tummy tuck can transform your body image and self confidence. Our board-certified plastic surgeon has years of experience and training in body contouring procedures, and looks forward to helping you achieve the look you envision. Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery in Salt Lake City can change your physical appearance and your emotional well-being. Dr. Griner and his staff are eager to meet you and help you on your aesthetic journey, request a consultation online or call our office at (801) 747-2273.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.