Tummy Tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is performed to correct a protruding or loose, sagging abdomen by removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. It is not a weight loss procedure. Abdominal muscles that have weakened or separated can be corrected with a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck will not correct stretch marks, although they may be somewhat removed if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised. A flatter profile and firmer abdominal contour will result from this procedure. If the excess skin to be removed involves only the area below the belly button, a mini-tummy tuck may be an option. When undergoing this surgery, you will be asked to refrain from bending, straining or lifting anything very heavy for several days to receive a successful outcome. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility or in the hospital. Initial healing may take up to 5 – 10 days. Patients can generally return to work within 2 – 3 weeks with no strenuous activity and return to normal activity within 4 -6 weeks.
Other procedures may also be performed at the same time as a tummy tuck if the patient is a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. Bindrup will address this at the time of the consult where patients are evaluated on an individual basis. A tummy tuck is not a substitute for exercise or weight loss programs, and the outcome can be diminished by weight fluctuations. Individuals involved in a weight loss program should wait for the procedure until they have achieved their goal. This is also true with women who are considering future pregnancies.
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Schedule a Free Consultation with Dr. Bindrup, one of the premier Tummy Tuck experts in Utah. During the consultation, Dr. Bindrup will go over your options, incisions, and the likely outcome of your surgery in a non-pressured environment. As it is natural to feel some anxiety regarding a tummy tuck procedure, these feelings will be discussed at your consult. Call (801-316-1313) to schedule your free consultation where you will see why Dr. Bindrup is THE RIGHT CHOICE for your tummy tuck procedure.