Cirujanos Plásticos en Salt Lake City Utah

Cirujano Plastico Salt Lake City
Dr. Benjamin Dunkley
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 268-2650
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Tummy Tuck

Most people are concerned with looking nice, whether they will admit it or not. However, very few of us have hours upon hours to devote to working out each day to achieve and maintain a super star body. This is why abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, as it is more commonly know is one of the top 3 requested cosmetic surgery procedures in Salt Lake City as well as in the United States.

Once reserved for those men and women who could afford the $8000 to $20,000 price tag, many plastic surgeons are offering financing or loans to cover cosmetic surgery procedures through a number of providers allowing just about anyone access to this highly effective procedure. For those who still cannot afford the cost for a full tummy tuck, mini-tummy tucks are now available and though not as effective as a full tummy tuck, does provide a very flattering result in most cases.

The price you will ultimately pay for a tummy tuck varies greatly from geographic locale to locale and is also dependent on many additional factors such age: your age, your weight, the fees charged by your plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist and where your tummy tuck procedure takes place – in a medical facility versus hospital.

You should also be aware that the recovery time following a tummy tuck can be quite lengthy. Averaging 4 to 6 months before the patient can expect to be fully recovered. The first week is devoted primarily to strict bed rest, with assisted walking to expedite healing and prevent blood clots from forming. The month following, restricted activity; no heavy lifting, no driving. After a month or so, your Plastic Surgeon will determined what activities may be resumed including returning to work and physical activities.

For those not willing or able to spend upwards of $20,000 and have the potential for 6 months down-time, the mini tummy tuck is a viable option. The average cost is roughly $3000 and a patient can expect to be completely healed within a few months. There is still an incision involved, but it is much smaller, removes far less skin and does not address the underlying abdominal muscles. Liposuction is typically used with both procedures to remove excess fat deposits and create a more flattering waistline.

There are a lot of sources online that can show you before and after photos for both the traditional tummy tuck as well as the mini tummy tuck. Ultimately it will be between you and your plastic surgeon to determine which procedure will help you achieve your cosmetic goals, in addition to reviewing the costs of each procedure. But the photos will at least give you an idea of what direction you would like to head towards.

Breast Implants

Breast implants, also known as “augmentation mammoplasty”, is a major surgical procedure performed when a patient wishes to enhance or augment the appearance of their breasts. Some people have breast augmentation surgery simply because they want bigger breasts, while others may have breast implant surgery to improve the appearance of their breasts. There are also some women who have breast implant surgery because they require reconstructive surgery after a disease like breast cancer in which one or both breasts have been removed.

Although the possibility of complications exists, the risks associated with the breast implants themselves are far less risky than in previous years. The breast implants of today are made with safe materials and with fewer complaints from patients after breast surgery. In fact, a breast augmentation procedure is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed in Salt Lake City as well as in the U.S.

In most cases, a breast enhancing procedure is not covered by health insurance. If a procedure is only done for aesthetic reasons or simply to increase your cup size, there is a strong likelihood that the patient will be required to pay all fees associated with the breast implant procedure prior to surgery.

There are financing options available for those individuals who qualify, which will allow you to make payments over a period of time. In cases of breast reconstruction after injury or disease such as breast cancer, health insurance may cover some, if not all the costs for the procedure. The patient will have to review their health insurance policy to determine what aspects of the procedure are covered and which are not. Breast implants can cost between 4000 to 6000 dollars, depending on the patient's specific desires and needs all of which will be discussed in detail during the initial consultation with a Salt Lake City plastic surgeon.