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Whether excess skin in the midsection is due to pregnancy, aging, or weight fluctuations, a tummy tuck can help restore a more youthful, toned physique. The surgery removes redundant skin folds while also firming the underlying muscles and repositioning the belly button in a more aesthetically pleasing location. 

Why Choose Peak Plastic Surgery Center?

Dr. Eric Barker, a Fellowship-trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon serving Denver, CO, and beyond, has an intuitive understanding of how to achieve each patient’s unique goals for their aesthetic transformation. Using cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, he is able to deliver nuanced, natural-looking tummy tuck outcomes that exceed expectations. 

Peak Plastic Surgery Center provides a luxury atmosphere designed with patient comfort, discretion, and convenience in mind. From our warm, inviting reception area to our spacious, world-class operating suites, patients experience a haven for renewal and rejuvenation.

What Is A Tummy Tuck?

Saggy skin and stubborn pockets of fat in the stomach can lead to frustration, especially if you work hard to maintain a healthy diet and fitness routine. With significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging, you may find it increasingly difficult to attain a tight, slim midsection. For women who have gone through the trials of pregnancy, the abdominal muscles may have separated after childbirth, requiring surgical intervention.

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. Barker can create a personalized surgical plan. This popular surgery helps to expand your clothing options and create a more positive self-image with enhanced confidence.

Types of Tummy Tucks

Full

A full tummy tuck will address the abdomen comprehensively, removing excess skin, fat, and tissue, tightening lax belly muscles, and repositioning the navel in a more youthful-looking area. The surgery is ideal for treating diastasis recti (separated stomach muscles) after pregnancy and childbirth.

Extended

An extended tummy tuck is often performed as part of contouring after weight loss combination procedure. It removes skin and fat not only from the belly but also from the flanks, waist, and hips, contouring the physique from every angle.

Mini

A mini tummy tuck is ideal for patients seeking contouring of the lower belly below the navel. The incision may be shorter, which means less scarring and a shorter recovery period. While the surgery will not reposition the belly button, it still removes excess skin and gives the abdomen a more toned appearance. Many times, Dr. Barker will perform a mini tummy tuck in addition to VASER liposuction while the patient is awake under local anesthesia. This procedure is a great option for patients with lower abdominal skin excess who also wish to improve their overall abdominal and flank contour and appearance.

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FAQ

How much does a tummy tuck cost?

What type of tummy tuck should I get?

What will my tummy tuck scars look like?

Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?

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 plastic surgeon, Peak Plastic Surgery Center 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?

There are three main types of abdominoplasty: full, extended, and mini. During your consultation, Dr. Barker will listen to your concerns and goals before examining your stomach. He can then help you decide which tummy tuck approach will produce the best results.

What will my tummy tuck scars look like?

Surgical incisions for your tummy tuck will depend on which type of abdominoplasty you undergo. For all tummy tucks, Dr. Barker uses the smallest incisions possible 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 well 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 finish building your family before you consider abdominoplasty. If you become pregnant following your tummy tuck, we can perform revision surgery to refresh your look if needed.

What To Expect From A Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck can help reduce loose skin, decrease stubborn fat, and tighten the abdominal muscles. Before undergoing abdominoplasty, Dr. Barker recommends being at a stable, healthy weight. He will perform a detailed consultation process to help determine if a tummy tuck treatment is right for you. Note that this procedure 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 techniques, and schedule your surgery.

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Procedure Details

At the beginning of your surgery, general anesthesia will be administered to keep you comfortable and safe. Based on what was discussed during your consultation, Dr. Barker will use a specific incision technique associated with a mini, extended, or full tummy tuck. Next, Dr. Barker removes excess skin. He may use VASER liposuction to decrease fat and tighten the underlying muscles before closing the incision. After your surgery, you can start your recovery at home. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions, along with a compression garment. In about 2-4 weeks, you can typically restart your normal routine.

Take the First Steps Toward Loving How You Look

A variety of factors can cause a stretched-out tummy with loose folds of skin. Whether distorted contours are a result of aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations, tummy tuck surgery is one of the best ways to overcome this issue. If you feel embarrassed by loose abdominal skin, plastic surgery with Dr. Barker can help you to reclaim your physique and your self-confidence. At Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barker, a world-class body sculpting surgical specialist.

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