Tummy Tuck in Draper, UT

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

For women and men alike, sagging skin and pockets of fat throughout the abdomen can feel frustrating despite the efforts to lose it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the main reasons why someone has difficulty regaining a tighter and slimmer abdomen. A tummy tuck is a body contouring treatment that successfully transforms the stomach area, producing attractive results for patients. Based on the amount of excess skin and fat present, Dr. Jerry Chidester, or Dr. Chiddy, can perform abdominoplasty for a tighter appearance. A tummy tuck can help patients attain a tighter figure and increase their confidence. Read more about how abdominoplasty can eliminate excess skin and fat and tighten the stomach muscles. We encourage you to call and schedule an appointment at our Draper, UT office.

Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty) by Dr. Chiddy

What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?

Sagging skin around the stomach can significantly affect your self-esteem and overall appearance. In addition to cosmetic concerns, excess stomach skin can rub against your clothing and cause chafing. People considering a tummy tuck may struggle with frequent rashes or skin infections, especially if the skin is too stretched out. Dr. Chidester can remove these extra folds so you can achieve a tighter and more toned abdomen. Once the skin is removed, patients feel better about themselves and their waistline. Enjoy better hygiene and more with a tummy tuck!

Is A Tummy Tuck For You?

If you have trouble reducing the appearance of excess skin or small amounts of unwanted fat in the lower abdomen, a tummy tuck can create a tighter and slimmer figure. Dr. Chiddy recommends being at a stable weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss because it primarily removes loose skin. Generally, Dr. Chiddy does incorporate liposuction during the procedure to remove excess fat; however, you should not use this surgery as a replacement for dramatic weight loss. If your stomach area has good skin elasticity, but you still feel unhappy with how your tummy looks and feels even on a healthy diet, you could consider a tummy tuck. To ensure the surgical outcomes are not compromised, women interested in abdominoplasty should be past their childbearing years or prefer not to have children.

Surgical Technique

Before starting your tummy tuck, we will administer general anesthesia. Dr. Chiddy will consider several surgical techniques, which he customizes according to your individual needs. During your consultation, Dr. Chiddy will discuss the incision type and use it at the time of your surgery. Some individuals with a large amount of sagging skin may require a full tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck places the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic region. If you only have mild skin laxity, Dr. Chiddy may perform a mini tummy tuck. Patients who receive a mini tummy tuck still benefit from skin tightening but have a slightly smaller scar. Regardless of the type, all tummy tuck procedures excise sagging skin and eliminate stubborn fat.

What to Expect

Following a tummy tuck, we will monitor you and bandage your treatment area with a compression garment to reduce swelling. At first, you will experience some difficulty walking upright so you should take it easy for several days. Once the tightness subsides and the incision begins to heal, walking becomes less painful. Typically, most patients can resume normal activities in about two weeks. Workouts can begin later in your recovery process, and it may take about six weeks before you can restart. However, in some cases, Dr. Chiddy may allow you to start working out sooner, but to ensure you heal safely and quickly, you should follow all instructions. The midsection will feel sore and tight, but you will feel healthy and normal again after recovering.

Tummy tuck FAQs

Is tummy tuck surgery safe?

Tummy tucks are considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced professional. But as with any surgery, there are some risks involved. Common complications include infection, bleeding, and scarring. Dr. Chiddy can review the details of these risks during a consultation. Rest assured our team takes every precaution to ensure your safety.

Are tummy tuck results natural?

Most patients are thrilled with their natural-looking tummy tuck results. This is because our staff takes every measure to ensure that your surgery is minimally invasive and that your incisions are well-concealed. All patients in Draper, UT are welcome to review our before and after gallery to see their potential outcomes from body contouring.

What are the best ways to fade tummy tuck scars?

While some scarring is inevitable with any surgery, there are ways to minimize their appearance. Keep the surgical site clean and covered during recovery and avoid UV rays to prevent the scars from darkening. Do not pick at the skin around the incisions. And finally, give yourself plenty of time to heal. Most scars will continue to fade for up to a year after surgery.

Tummy Tucks

A variety of factors can cause sagging skin in the abdominal area. We understand it can seem almost impossible to treat, and usually, surgery is the primary way to reduce the appearance of loose skin. If you feel embarrassed about the loose skin on your abdomen, no matter the amount, Dr. Chiddy can perform a tummy tuck to help you attain the body you want. During your private consultation, Dr. Chiddy will create a treatment plan and his friendly team can provide information about the cost and financing programs, such as Prosper and Mountain America Credit Union. Located near the Greater Salt Lake City area, we invite you to call our office in Draper, UT to learn more.

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