Cosmetic Surgery Salt Lake City, UT

There are many options for cosmetic surgery in Utah. Dr. Petersen has been serving the greater Salt Lake area for many years and can help you with all of your cosmetic surgery needs. Whether you are looking for tummy tucks, Botox, liposuction, body contouring, or even breast augmentation/lifts, Dr. Petersen and his skilled staff will help.


Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can get stubborn fat out of areas in your body. Dr. Petersen and his trained staff will make the process as easy and comfortable for you as possible. When you have this cosmetic surgery procedure done, we take a cannula, a small metal pin-like tool that is hooked up to a suction tool. This combination of tools will suck out the fat. Dr. Petersen and his staff can assist you in having this procedure done in your arm, thighs, stomach, hips, and other places on your body to help you feel confident of how you look.

Tummy Tuck

Abdominolplasty is most commonly known as a tummy tuck and is designed to tighten skin that is sagging around the belly area. The sag skin that is in the belly can stem from weak abdominal muscles or excess skin that comes from weight gain or pregnancy. Sadly, no amount of diet or exercise can remove excess skin. Additionally, lasers and topical products do not give the full tightening of the skin that cosmetic surgery can.

When you come into our Salt Lake City office, Dr. Petersen will take a complete medical history and evaluate your overall health to get the best option for you. Preferably, the patients that come into our Salt Lake City office should have few health problems and only have the excess skin and abdominal fat removed. If you have been dieting and losing a lot of weight, we also recommended that you be close to your target weight before getting the cosmetic surgery. If you are a woman that is looking to still have children, delay the procedure until after your final pregnancy. Then think about a Mommy Makeover, which generally includes both an abdominoplasty and breast work to get you your pre-baby body back.

Body Contouring

When you lose weight in significant amounts, it may be a little discouraging to look in the mirror and see leftover skin that can hang around your body. Sadly, exercise and dieting won’t do anything to correct this problem.  Dr. Petersen can help take care of that unwanted skin to help you feel confident about your body now that you’ve put all that work into getting healthy and losing weight.

Many people who have lost a lot of weight can have excess skin around their arms, belly, and various parts of their body.  When taking care of the arms, Dr. Petersen will remove the excess skin from the underside of the arms, to eliminate that “bat wing” appearance.  Following the removal of the bat wing, and incision will be made from the under the arm down to the elbow to redo the contour the arm.

Similar to a tummy tuck is a belt lipectomy. This procedure is more extensive than a tummy tuck and goes deeper. This procedure extends 360 degrees around the body and can make a significant difference to the appearance of the entire body and get deeper than liposuction and other cosmetic surgery procedures.

Give Dr. Petersen and his trained staff a call today to set up your consultation at 801-261-5791 to let him help you with all of your cosmetic surgery needs. Let us help you see yourself from a new perspective.