Pregnancy can wreak havoc on a woman’s body, producing permanent stretch marks, and leaving women with sagging skin after the baby is born. Similarly, significant fluctuations in weight and heredity can produce a sagging and protruding stomach. A Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can produce a flat and toned stomach, correcting sagging skin and subcutaneous fat that no measure of diet or exercise can resolve. Dr. Narsete, a well-known plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Denver, has performed this procedure on hundreds of patients.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck or abdominalplasty is a magnificent and artistic surgery, and is the most common mother makeover surgery performed by Denver plastic surgeon Dr.Thomas Narsete. You can get your pre childbirth figure back and look great. Your extra skin and stretch marks are removed, and your abdominal muscles are repaired at the same time. Extra liposuction is also done to enhance your figure.
Who is a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is best suited for individuals who have failed to achieve a flatter and smoother abdomen with exercise and diet. It is also useful for mothers who want to restore their pre-pregnancy figures.
Before your Tummy Tuck
You will start with a professional consultation with Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Narsete. His consults are a courtesy, and you will love the experience. He will go through a thorough exam and review your photos and explain all the options with you. At the end of the consult, you will know exactly which procedure works for you.
Types of Anesthesia
Dr. Narsete will discuss the type of anesthesia used for this procedure during your consultation and will depend on factors, such as your medical status and your comfort level. A local anesthesia may be used, which will numb the area but leave you awake during the procedure. A general anesthesia may also be considered, which would allow you to sleep comfortably throughout the surgery.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
Tummy tuck, which is also known as Abdominoplasty, is the gold standard in the field of plastic surgery for getting rid of excessive abdominal skin. During a tummy tuck procedure, excessive fat and skin is removed from the midsection and the area is redraped to create a smoother, toned appearance. In addition to removing excessive fat, the process also removes unsightly stretch marks, allowing you to wear your bikinis with confidence.
A lower transverse incision is made in your abdomen to facilitate the skin removal. Once your muscles are exposed, they can be repaired. The additional liposuction is also done at this time. Do you know you can do this without the drains? It saves on the discomfort when they are removed.
No Drain Procedure: Dr. Narsete can also utilize progressive tension sutures inside the tissues to close off the space and also relieve tension on the final surgical closure. This translates into less pain, less discomfort, no drains to deal with, and better scarring from less tension. Also, there is no opening from the outside world into the tissues, potentially minimizing infection risk.
What is the cost of a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is considered to be elective, so most insurance providers will not cover the costs. To help make tummy tuck affordable and accessible for everyone, Dr. Narete offers financing options which can be discussed during your consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Narsete accepts cash and all major credit cards. Financing options via LendingUSA is also available.