You can’t zip your jeans. You feel like your pooch is pathetic. You want a tummy tuck. But just how much will a tummy tuck cost?

The average cost of a tummy tuck is $6,253, according to 2018 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But “average” spans a huge range. There are so many other things that factor into the cost of a tummy tuck. The average fee as referenced above does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses. It doesn’t take into consideration how large a person is, or how much fat needs to be removed. You need to be sure to ask questions with anyone you consult with about every cost that isn’t included in a price that seems too good to be true.


Not exactly. Basically, the difference between a full and mini tummy tuck is the length of the incision, thus the amount of skin that can be removed. But you can’t just stroll into a plastic surgeon’s office and say, “Hey, I only want a mini tummy tuck”. Doesn’t work that way. Because of your individual condition, you might not be a good candidate for a mini. If a doctor is all too happy to oblige what is really your desire to save on cost, find another doctor. And it is important to know that insurance won’t cover any of the costs.


“Gee, a tummy tuck costs more than I really want to fork out.” (Need money for Ubers, devices, clothes, restaurants…the list goes on…) So what are the alternatives to getting a tummy tuck?  Cool Sculpting supposedly works miracles. Must cost less. Right? Nope. Cool Sculpting is based on the amount of fat you want zapped. Which could be a lot. Which could hike the price. While Cool Sculpting might seem like it would cost less, it also does way less than a tummy tuck. And contrary to all the hype, the fat zapped with Cool Sculpting won’t disappear immediately. Patients might look the exact same after days, weeks and even months of the procedure. And the results can last less than six months. Oh, and it doesn’t work if you are really overweight. Not so cool.


You really want to get rid of that inner tube around your middle? Blast that beer belly for less than a tummy tuck? Are you ready? The average cost of liposuction can range from $4,000 to $8,000. What??? Again, that doesn’t include all the other costs we mentioned that figure into the cost of a tummy tuck. And if you’re hoping to get tummy tuck-like results, you’re out of luck. Lipo won’t do anything to address the sagging skin or underlying muscle separation the tummy tuck targets.


Medical Tourism is hot, with people hoping to save money by combining a little R&R with a tummy tuck. They’re going everywhere to keep the cost of a tummy tuck down; Brazil, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Russia (yep), India, Turkey, Germany and France. But before you whip out that passport figuring you’ll also get miles with a cheaper tummy tuck, beware. An overseas bargain can turn into a financial nightmare. There are vastly different standards in other countries for training and accreditation than there are in the United States. What is and isn’t acceptable to take place in the operating room will be different as well. Safety protocols could be deficient or nonexistent, and that is not something you want to risk. Plus traveling soon after a big operation can lead to complications as well. Not only can it cause fresh incisions to tear open, but it also can increase the risk of blood clots. You’ll pay for your foreign tummy tuck in more ways than one.


A tummy tuck is surgery. Plain and simple. And as with any surgery, it requires a surgeon who is not only board-certified, but skilled, experienced and trained in the procedure you are getting. Tummy tucks included. In the Denver area, you don’t have to look far to find the best plastic surgeon with all those qualifications, and more. Dr. Thomas A. Narsete. Dr. Narsete has performed hundreds of tummy tucks on every type of tummy out there. Both male and female. He understands what you’re going through and the toll all that excess fat around your middle can take on your self-esteem. He’ll spend time with you, going over the procedure and what you can expect. He won’t promise unrealistic results. Just results that will make you feel better than you could imagine. Make an appointment with Dr. Narsete now. And go from flab to fab.

Tummy Tuck Surgery – My Belly Fat’s Just Too Much to Stomach.

Tummy Tuck: Tummy Tuck Surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen, and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.


I admit it…I let myself get huge, really huge. The thing is, you’re supposed to be eating for 2, but I ate like I was expecting quints. Instead of the 25 or so pounds my doctor said I should gain, I did like… 45 plus. Each time I was pregnant. Which was three. I have the most wonderful kids in the world, but my last, was my last. It left my stomach…well…believe me, you don’t want to see what’s under my sweats. I don’t want to live in a belly binder, I just want a better belly.


There’s fat. And fatter. And chubby…and soft and jiggly and…I don’t even remember what normal is. My skin really hangs over where I had a C-section. I feel like my neighbor’s Shar-Pei. Except not cute. Skinny jeans? Fat Chance. My stomach isn’t just hanging over, it’s stubbornly standing (or more disgustingly) sitting its ground. It’s persistent. Resistant to all and everything I try to do to dump it. What need is Flab Blasters. If such a thing existed.


I’d say I’m a realistic guy. I don’t have a Rock or Zac Ephron or Channing Tatum complex. Working out even an hour or two seems plenty, if I put myself into it. I really work it.  Should give my gut some shape…right? But for me, just running on the treadmill feels like being in a Bouncy House. My pooch is just pathetic. My confidence gone. Getting a Tummy Tuck isn’t really vanity as much as wanting to look better, and yes, feel sexier. (Who doesn’t want that if they were to really admit it?) Come on, guys, raise your hands…


I look in the mirror and it’s “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s got the most grotesque stomachof them all?”  I just want to stay in my closet and brood. (Which, of course, does absolutely nothing.) I just feel like I just can’t bare it anymore. And I’m certainly not brave enough to literally bare any of it. (Naked is nasty.) I googled (a national addiction) post-partum and other unbecomingly bloated looking bellies and there were plenty of women it seems, who claim to be proud of their stretch-marked pudges. I’m not one of them. I look at my gut, and feel like I’m doomed.


I had thought about getting a Tummy Tuck for as long as my stomach stuck out like a balloon. But it was a big step, and I wanted some answers. My trainer at the gym told me, flat out, the only plastic surgeon to see was Dr. Thomas A. Narsete. Beyond his skill and expertise, he spent a lot of time with me explaining how a Tummy Tuck is a safe, viable way to turn a round, unattractive, protruding abdomen into a flat, sculpted one, improving the front and profile appearance. How it could also minimize the bulging waistline and reduces tummy circumference. He made sure I understood that it wasn’t a jump-start or quick fix and that there were no miraculous transformations. I got it. And I went ahead and got the surgery. Find out how Dr. Narsete can help you. Call now for an appointment. It will be a huge relief. Promise.

Mommy Makeover – “I just want my body back”

Mommy Makeover: any combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your before-pregnancy appearance, typically focusing on the breasts and abdomen. A typical mommy makeover might include a tummy tuck, a breast procedure such as an augmentation, lift or reduction and liposuction of the legs, arms or trunk.

“This is one badge of motherhood I can live without.”

Turn on Entertainment Tonight, and there isn’t a night that doesn’t regale soon-to-be, or new moms. Oh look, their little bump is just beginning to show. Isn’t it sweet? And Kate Middleton? The picture are precious. A third little royal. Instagrams of “adorable”, flood the site. What they never show is how un-cute mom’s body becomes after the big event. Selfies of over sucked, and pulled breasts and nipples? Tummies that tend to flop with all that extra 9-month weight gain? I am the proudest mom there can be. Except for the physical toll it can take. Why does life-changing have to go hand and hand with body changing? I need a mommy makeover.

“Gratifying, exciting, rewarding…what about stretched, saggy and droopy?”

Motherhood is a feeling that can’t be compared with anything else. Who knew love could sweep you up and carry you to such an unimaginably incredible state? Who knew this love could also sweep your body up into an unrecognizable version of yourself? There’s nothing that connects you more to your angel than nursing. There’s nothing that can deflate your breasts more than nursing. And then there are stretch marks and bigger and darker areolas. Doesn’t seem like a fair trade. My pre-baby body was something to brag about if I say so myself. Tight, toned, bikini-flaunting fabulous. My husband would agree, I’m sure. Now, I’m pretty sure he wonders what happened to it as much as I do. Even though he would never-ever as much as breathe the thought. No one is coo-ing over this.

“Our family’s growing, and so is my body.”

Baby number three. I’ve finally mastered the mechanics and challenges of taking care of more than baby number one. (Actually, baby one, is Alina, baby two, Bryan and baby three, Mirabel). And I wouldn’t exactly call them babies anymore. The youngest is already in kindergarten. (How time flies.) What I’m increasingly having trouble coping with is the shape all three have left my body in. I never did lose those last ten pounds. I actually gained, and kept more. Without a bra, my breasts are well…just depressing. I haven’t worn anything body fitting in years. The clothes I wear now could still actually pass as early pregnancy cover ups. When I have time, (wait…does any really busy mom have time?) I try to hit the gym, “try” being the operative word. I’ve bookmarked dozens of YouTube weight loss and toning videos, but somehow, get derailed laughing my butt off at videos of babies riding Roombas.

“It’s not just that I let myself go.

My postpartum depression seemed to last as long as my body remained so disgusting in my eyes. I’m still perpetually overwhelmed. OK, you’re supposed to gain some weight when you’re pregnant. But no one says you should keep it on for years. I was at the point of just ready to give up. I eat well and exercise, but nothing changes. That’s not me in the mirror. I love my kids, but I hate my body. Even after I stopped nursing (and that was a long time ago), my breasts stayed 2 sizes larger. And not in a sexy way. Bra-less, I felt hopeless. Everything seems out of proportion, and not just my breasts. The only thing that shrunk was my self-esteem.

I made sure I got the right surgeon for my makeover.”

Getting a mommy makeover (that’s what they call it when you get a full body boost), seemed like a more intense process than just getting one thing done. Breasts, lipo, tummy…it’s a lot. So it was imperative I found the absolute best plastic surgeon to do it. I mean I was turning my whole body over to them. Fortunately, I had a friend who had already had a makeover, and it renewed both her body and her spirit. Her surgeon was Dr. Thomas A. Narsete. He had performed literally hundreds of makeovers, leaving hundreds of frustrated women happy through the roof. His skill and expertise is unparalled; his techniques and technology the most advanced in the field. He spends a lot of time explaining what the surgery entails, letting you know that you can also do it in stages if you want. Whichever way is right for you, the results will be the same. Unbelievable. And wouldn’t you just love that?

Make an appointment now.

Tummy Tuck – I want some abs back

Tummy Tuck: Tummy Tuck Surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen, and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

Love, Love, Love My Kids. Hate, Hate, Hate My Stomach Flab.

I knew that having children was going to leave me with some extra belly skin. I mean, you stretch your stomach out for 9 months, the skin has to go somewhere. I’ve heard that it takes longer for some women to lose it, but enough already. My first pregnancy stretched my stomach out, the next two just exacerbated the problem. 6 months’ post-baby, someone asked when I was due. To say it upset me is understatement.

My Belly Bulge Just Won’t Budge.

I’ve always been heavy, and with time, just kept putting on more weight. I got to a size that shocked me. I can’t tell you all the different and often insane diets I tried. And never stuck to. But I’m really proud of myself that I lost a lot of weight recently. And I did it the right way, eating right instead of starving. But all that loose skin! I got so discouraged because it was so much more than I could ever have expected. My stomach seemed to be the worst. Here I had lost all the weight, and it protruded like loaves of doughy bread. Disgusting. I hit the gym and worked out like a fiend. I did sit-ups until I was ready to drop. Even with a personal trainer, the flab in my abs hung on (and over.)

My Underwear’s in There Somewhere.

I love clothes. And even though my stomach sticks out and hangs, I still want to wear sexy underwear, not old-lady baggy briefs. I’m too young to go that route, and just the thought of it takes a huge hit on my self-esteem. Problem is, no matter which way I look in the mirror, I hate the way it looks. Excess skin just wraps around my bikinis.  Not the “sexy” Victoria’s Secret look I was going for. Would a tummy tuck help? I talked to my friends about it and got a resounding “Yes”. I was so glad they were honest and didn’t drown me in “Oh, why? You look wonderful just the way you are”. They understood that I just wanted to look and feel better. They even offered to be there with me all the way. I can’t wait.

Menopause Meant Not Even Being Able to Suck It In.

I’m actually well- proportioned all over. I look pretty good in clothes (as long as they’re not clingy and super form fitting). It’s the naked thing that bums me out. The scale numbers are fine, but after menopause, my midsection began to thicken out, and my stomach seemed to blow up like a balloon. I researched and discovered that after menopause, body fat is redistributed from the hips, thighs and buttocks to the abdomen. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t change the fact that I want my stomach to have a flatter, more contoured look. Once I made the decision to have a tummy tuck, I looked for the best surgeon to do the procedure. Over and over I was referred to Dr. Thomas A. Narsete MD, in the Denver area. He spent time with me discussing my goals and what I could realistically expect. He was positive and warm and understanding. And his skill was obvious from the results I saw on other patients he had done tummy tucks on. Self-confidence, here I come.

Mommy Makeover – I’m pregnant?

Mommy Makeover: any combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your before-pregnancy appearance, typically focusing on the breasts and abdomen. A typical makeover might include a tummy tuck, a breast procedure such as an augmentation, lift or reduction and liposuction of the legs, arms or trunk. 

“I dreamt of having children my whole life.”

If you grew up playing “mommy”, you weren’t alone. Having children and building a family goes back to before men could speak. Hey, that’s how we got here. So, you get married (or today, maybe not) and plan (or not- “surprise”!) Your husband was beyond excited he was going to be a dad. And your parents becoming grandparents? Over the moon. The world seems happy for you. You glow enough to warrant your well-wishers wearing shades. Your dreams all follow the perfection pathway—an easy pregnancy, reasonable weight gain, easy birth and 10 amazing little fingers, 10 wiggly little toes. Oh, and happily ever after.

“I got so big, my breasts were huge.”

It’s funny, you’ve seen pregnant women all around you. Celebs walk the runway showing off their growing breasts and baby bumps. They all look beautiful. Enviable.  They never get morning sickness. It’s not in their script, you’re sure.  But let’s talk about you. Besides just eating for two, you get to shop for two. O.K., that’s cool. But as your pregnancy progresses, you just start to feel heavy and often uncomfortable—a real slug. As your stomach expands, your ankles swell. Food cravings rule you (it’s true, don’t ask). Your stomach grows (and grows more than you thought possible, and as it does, it can get to a point where even expands-o-pants dig in. “How much have you gained”? people ask?  In addition to your bigtime growing belly, your breasts go through a lot of changes in preparation for nursing. Your breasts may feel itchy as the skin stretches, and you may even develop stretch marks on them. You may be able to see veins under the skin of your breasts, and you may find that your nipples are getting bigger and darker. After the first few months, your areolas – the pigmented circles around your nipples – will also be bigger and darker. An increase in blood volume makes breast tissue swell–possibly by as much as two cup sizes larger in preparation for nursing. If it’s your first child, it can be somewhat of a shock. If it’s not, you know what you’re in for. Oh, well, pregnancy is such a gift, and nursing forms such a bond.

“Is this my body?”

You’ve stopped nursing and suddenly you’re looking at someone else’s body in the mirror. You can have sagging breasts, uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples and stretched areolas (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). You blink, open your eyes, and yikes, it’s still all there. Or, in other cases, your breasts can become so much larger after childbirth that they are out of proportion with the rest of your body and they cause back pain.

Then there’s the flabby abs. Yikes! Your tummy has loose skin and stretch marks and your waistline has become thick and undefined. It can come as a shock that something so loving and beautiful as having a child, can take such a toll. And even if you manage to find the time to diet and exercise, those “last pounds” just won’t come off. How many time have you heard that one? It’s not just a matter of “letting yourself go”. The sight of all this can shock even the slimmest, most self-assured woman.  Worst of all, much of it can be permanent and can only be changed by surgery.

“I need a makeover.”

Time to take care of you.

You want your pre-pregnancy body back.

Flat as a board? Flat out unacceptable.

Nipples pointing down?

What’s the point of staying down with that?

You’re young. Whether you’re 25 or 40.  Why not look and feel young? When you’re dressed, no one sees it. But you know it’s there. And the thought of being attractive to your husband is beyond comprehension. What must he think?

To describe the desire for mothers to look and feel the way they did before having families, the term “Mommy Makeover” was born. A Mommy Makeover can restore confidence in your physical appearance. It can give you renewed sense of self. You can love your children and still think about yourself and how you feel as a woman and not just a mother. In addition to being a body changer, a Mommy Makeover can be an attitude changer. Who wouldn’t want t

“How in the world are you going to do this?”

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has revealed that as many as 62-percent of mothers seek plastic surgery to get their pre-baby figures back. There are multiple procedures to correct multiple issues. Every woman is different. The procedures listed below, can be done over time or all at once. It depends what your goals are when consulting with your surgeon.

  • Tummy Tuck – A Tummy Tuck removes loose, excess skin and fat, especially in the lower abdomen below the belly button. It can also remove stretch marks. If you’ve had a C-section, you’ll probably have unsightly fat hanging over your surgical scar.
  • Breast Lift – A breast lift elevates and reshapes deflated, sagging and uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples, and stretched areolas. It can tighten the breast skin and reposition the breast tissue to improve nipple position. (Back to round, contoured and even perky. Yeah!) Women who desire larger, smaller, or more rounded breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction along with the breast lift. Again, discussing the options with your surgeon will help you decide what is right for you.
  • Breast Augmentation – While some women can gain as much as two cup sizes during pregnancy, others can lose as much after. By restoring volume, the use of implants can safely correct dramatically different sizes existing between the two breasts. And you get to choose the size you’d like them to be.
  • Breast Reduction – Some mothers experience tremendous breast growth with pregnancy or weight gain. Growth that doesn’t lessen even after nursing. For these women, breast reduction is an option. In this procedure, your doctor will remove breast tissue and skin, making the breasts smaller, lighter, and more firm. For patients with large, sagging breasts, breast reduction provides a tremendous improvement in shape and nipple position, much like a breast lift.
  • Liposuction – Sometimes, it is just not the tummy or breasts that have changed. The stubborn, leftover pounds can settle anywhere. And when you combine them with any of the above issues, Liposuction is a way to treat problem spots that store disproportionate amounts of fat, such as the love handles, thighs or back. Why not get the shape you want all over?

“Tell me it’s true.”

In many, many cases, some women regrettably end up with problems in all these others. For others, there are just a few areas they want to see changed. What all these procedures can do is give you back the body you had before you got pregnant. While it might not have been perfect, it was perfect for you, definitely more attractive and youthful. Consider these options gain; A Tummy Tuck gives you a flatter, tighter stomach. The Breast procedures return a rounder, contoured and shapelier look and lift. Liposuction can help you get rid of that resistant fat that often remains after having a child.

With all this, a Mommy Makeover isn’t just a series of surgeries. It is something that reshapes your attitude, self-esteem and confidence. You could actually end up with a body that is better looking than you had before. Yes, absolutely possible. No more avoiding mirrors. Or bathing suits or especially your birthday suit. Your sex life will also be renewed with a body worth showing off. Look into it now. With the right surgeon, the results all remarkable. It’s true. Absolutely, posively.

“There’s only one doctor I trust to do it all.”

And fortunate for me, he’s in the Denver area . . . Dr. Thomas A. Narsete MD.

Dr. Narsete is a board-certified plastic surgeon, (crucial in any search you might do) of those very few Denver plastic surgeons who have performed hundreds of Mommy Makeovers and achieved the desired results every single time. He has a long, successful, beautiful and safe track record, the world over. His skill and expertise is unparalled; his techniques and technology the most advanced in the field. But it goes beyond that. Any surgery can make someone nervous, but Dr. Narsete makes you comfortable from the minute you meet. He cares deeply about each patient and what their goals and yes, even dreams are. He listens closely and encourages you to ask any questions, spending whatever time is necessary to make your Mommy Makeover experience the best it can be. He explains all your options in detail, creating a totally customized plan for you, personalizing all his techniques. And personally, isn’t that what you want?

Make an appointment now. Your time is here. Your makeover is waiting, mom.

Denver Plastic Surgeon Reveals Top 5 Most Popular Procedures in Colorado

Denver Plastic Surgeon Reveals Top 5 Most Popular Procedures in ColoradoRenowned Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas A. Narsete offers complete services to people eager to restore their body to the pre-pregnancy shape, or reduce the signs of aging. With over twenty-five years as a board-certified Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Narsete has been one of the first few to implement and use new technologies to attain more natural results for their patients. Five of the procedures that he performs in his office are considered to be the most popular by his patients.

Breast Augmentation

This procedure is one of the most popular form of cosmetic surgery in Colorado. It consists of using saline or gel implants to increase the volume of the breasts, and produces a curvier look that complements the body shape. Women usually choose breast augmentation in Denver if they have naturally small breasts, or if they wish to restore the volume and shape lost because of pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight changes. On top of this, silicone or saline filled implants might also be utilized to rectify the asymmetry of the breasts.


Whether a person is displeased with his or her nose because it is too small, or too large, or an unappealing shape, rhinoplasty can make minute changes to the individual’s nose and considerably increase their self-esteem and confidence. In addition to noticeable changes in appearance, rhinoplasty can also resolve the breathing difficulties confronted by those people with deviated septums.

Eyelid Surgery

An eyelid lift surgery can be done on either the upper or lower eyelid or both. It eliminates the additional fat on the eyelid and that can make an individual’s eyes appear puffy. On top of this, eyelid surgery can eliminate bags under the eyes, and make the patient appear more youthful and invigorated.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure that consists of the elimination of additional body fat in order to correct the proportions and shape of a person’s body. Liposuction generally aids the patient in achieving his or her preferred slimmer, smoother look by removing fat from the thighs, abdomen, and upper arms. The fat removed in liposuction can be used to do a Brazilian butt lift in Denver, which increases the buttocks naturally. It is injected into the buttocks to produce a fuller, curvier appearance.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is the ideal norm in the plastic surgery field for eliminating excessive abdominal skin. The process is perfect for people who cannot attain a flatter and smoother abdomen by dieting and exercising. It is suitable for mothers who wish to restore their pre-pregnancy shape as well. Some Denver patients combine breast augmentation and a tummy tuck for a complete Mommy Makeover procedure, which helps women regain their pre-baby bodies.

Dr. Narsete is the best choice in Denver for those seeking one of these top five popular procedures, or many other types of cosmetic enhancements. He will ensure that you leave looking like yourself – but younger, and more refreshed!