Tummy Tucks in Draper, UT
For those with excess belly skin, an abdominoplasty is a great option because it is designed to tighten saggy, loose skin that can typically occur after pregnancy or substantial weight loss. NuVista Plastic Surgery offers tummy tuck cosmetic surgery in Draper, UT, for anyone with sagging belly skin. There’s often no other way to remove the excess skin that’s left on your belly, no matter how much you may diet or exercise you get. Lasers and other topical products aren’t much help either because they don’t produce the drastic results patients often require. A tummy tuck procedure is truly the best way to remove fat and skin while contouring the waistline. If you’re considering getting an abdominoplasty, contact NuVista Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with our qualified surgeon. We’ve helped patients across Draper, UT, tighten their abdomen and waistlines, so let us do the same for you.
Preparing for Tummy Tuck Surgery
When you meet for a consultation, Dr. Petersen will take your complete medical history and complete an examination evaluating your overall health. The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery patients have few health problems and only wish to remove an excess deposit of fat or loose abdominal skin. Our staff will take a before picture, so you can compare it to the picture we take after surgery. We’ll then prescribe antibiotics and other medications to prepare you for tummy tuck surgery and help prevent infection. In order to minimize the possibility of excess bleeding, you need to avoid taking any drugs that contain aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen.
What’s Tummy Tuck Cosmetic Surgery
During your abdominoplasty surgery, you’ll be under general anesthesia. Tummy tuck procedures commonly take between 2-5 hours, depending on your overall condition. We perform the procedure at our AAAASF certified operating site in Draper, UT, which is the gold standard in accreditation for surgery facilities. You’ll be seen at our surgical suite unless you have a health condition that requires surgery to be completed at the hospital.
Tummy tuck cosmetic surgery is performed by making a U-shaped incision below one hipbone, across the pubic area and under the other hipbone. A second incision is made around the navel, so the skin can then be separated from the abdominal wall and lifted up to the hipbone, exposing loose tissue that covers the abdominal muscle. We’ll then tighten loose muscles with sutures and remove the excess skin and fat. After that, the skin will be lowered over the abdomen, the navel will be reconstructed and the incisions sutured together. Drains will be inserted to eliminate fluid buildup after the tummy tuck surgery.
Recovering from Tummy Tuck Procedures
Patients typically experience minor discomfort after tummy tuck cosmetic surgery, which can be controlled with pain medication. Swelling is also normal and could last between six–eight weeks. You’ll receive special instructions for showering, changing your dressings and might also be required to wear a support garment for up to six weeks. We advise that you take one to two weeks to rest before returning to work. Scars are also normal and often take 9 to 12 weeks after a tummy tuck procedure to fade.
Contact NuVista Plastic Surgery Today
Don’t wait to get rid of that excess skin around your abdomen. NuVista Plastic Surgery in Draper, UT, has a friendly and experienced staff who are ready to help you achieve the body of your dreams. Call us today at 801-261-5791 to set up a consultation with our experienced plastic doctor about tummy tuck surgery.