What is a Tummy Tuck?
Saggy skin and stubborn pockets of fat on the stomach can make you feel frustrated, especially if you work hard to maintain a healthy diet and a good exercise routine. With significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging, you may find it increasingly difficult to attain a tighter and slimmer stomach. A tummy tuck is a skin tightening and body contouring treatment that reshapes the abdominal region, producing attractive outcomes for patients. Based on your cosmetic goals, Dr. Eric Barker can create a personalized surgical plan. This popular surgery at Peak Plastic Surgery Center helps men and women redefine their physique and renew their confidence. Please contact our Denver, CO office to schedule your consultation, and learn how an abdominoplasty eliminates excess skin and fat while tightening the muscles.
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What To Expect From A Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck can help men and women reduce loose skin, decrease stubborn fat, and tighten the muscles. Before undergoing abdominoplasty, Dr. Barker recommends being at a normal weight, and he will help determine if this treatment is right for you. This procedure removes loose skin and is not a substitute for weight loss. A tummy tuck can help patients who:
- Desire to improve their tummy's appearance
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle
- Want to regain their pre-pregnancy body
During your consultation, Dr. Barker will create a detailed surgical plan, discuss the best incision technique, and schedule your surgery.
At the beginning of your appointment, Dr. Barker will administer general anesthesia to keep you comfortable. Based on what we discussed during your consultation, we will use a specific incision technique, such as a mini or full tummy tuck. Next, Dr. Barker removes excess skin, uses liposuction to decrease fat, tightens the underlying muscles, and closes the incision. After your surgery, you can start your recovery at home, and we will provide detailed aftercare instructions, including wearing a compression garment. In about two weeks, you can generally restart your normal routine.
Tummy Tuck FAQ
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
Dr. Barker will develop your unique tummy tuck plan during your consultation based on your needs and goals. He can estimate the cost of your tummy tuck after deciding on the best technique for your condition. To ensure you get beautiful results from a skilled cosmetic surgeon, Peak Plastic Surgery aims to make your tummy tuck easy to afford by accepting many payment methods and giving you information on low-interest medical financing.
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
You will probably get one of the three main types of abdominoplasty: full, extended, and mini. In your consultation, Dr. Barker will listen to your concerns and goals before examining your stomach. Then, he can help you decide which tummy tuck produces the best results.
What will my tummy tuck scars look like?
Surgical incisions for your tummy tuck will depend on which type you get. For all tummy tucks, Dr. Barker uses the thinnest incisions needed to reduce the appearance of your scars. He also makes incisions in less visible areas (through the belly button or in the pubic region) so you can easily hide them with a swimsuit or underwear. Following your tummy tuck, it is essential to follow your scar care instructions so your incisions heal flat and eventually blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While you may still get pregnant after a tummy tuck, it will likely affect your results. Dr. Barker recommends that you be done building your family before you consider an abdominoplasty. If you become pregnant following your tummy tuck, we can perform a second surgery to refresh your stomach.
Tighten Your Tummy
A variety of factors can cause a stretched-out tummy that creates loose folds of skin. We understand it can become a daily struggle. However, tummy tuck surgery is usually one of the best ways to overcome this issue. If you feel embarrassed by loose abdominal skin, whether significant or not, plastic surgery with Dr. Barker can help your body look tighter. At Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barker.
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