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Which Tummy Contouring Procedure is Right for You? Understanding Your Options

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Which Tummy Contouring Procedure is Right for You? Understanding Your Options

There are three main reasons that people undergo surgery to improve their abdominal contour: to get rid of excess abdominal skin, to correct stretched or separated abdominal muscles, and to get rid of localized abdominal fat. If you are considering surgery to improve the contour of your abdomen, understand that you have several surgical techniques to choose between. Here we will explain your surgery options to help you determine which procedure is right for you.

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Redefine Your Figure with a Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss

Losing a significant amount of weight is an amazing accomplishment. You feel lighter and more energetic, and you may even feel like you have a new lease on life. However, all that hard work can leave behind excess skin and tissue around the midsection that masks your weight loss accomplishments. A tummy tuck can reveal your hard-won efforts and give you the incredible transformation you desired.

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Tummy Tuck or Mommy Makeover: Which Surgery Do I Need?

It is a monumental decision, choosing to undergo major surgery to improve your body contours. Even more consequential is deciding which body contouring surgery you need. If you are debating whether to get just a tummy tuck or to get a full Mommy Makeover, the following information may help you make the best decision for your body contouring needs.

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Tummy Tuck for Men

Tummy tuck surgery is a body contouring procedure that can help individuals improve the appearance of their waistline. While it is most often recommended for women seeking to improve their abdominal contour after pregnancy, this procedure can also have profound benefits for men. Male tummy tuck surgery focuses on correcting aesthetic abdominal issues that men may experience as a result of weight gain and/or aging. With tummy tuck surgery, men can trim down their “beer belly” or “spare tire” and achieve a flatter, firmer, more masculine and youthful abdomen.

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Tummy Tuck Scars: Why They Form, Where They Are, and How to Minimize Them

Getting a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) could dramatically improve your waistline contour and give you the firm, flat abdomen you desire. It is important to note that these incredible results are only possible with surgery, which leaves a scar afterward. Here is what you can expect for your tummy tuck incision scar and how to minimize its appearance so that you can more fully enjoy your tummy tuck results.

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Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy

Throughout the history of humankind, women have endured the challenges of pregnancy while looking forward to bringing new life into the world. But in many cases, a baby is not the only consequence of pregnancy. Women everywhere find that the experience permanently alters their bodies in what many consider to be undesirable ways. A tummy tuck after pregnancy can help to correct these negative consequences and give you a more youthfully firm, flat, and attractive waistline.

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What to Expect for Tummy Tuck Recovery

Since a tummy tuck is a major surgery, it’s important to be prepared for the recovery period afterward. Many tummy tuck patients have a lot of questions about what to expect during recovery after tummy tuck surgery. Here, we will go over general tummy tuck post-operative instructions and information to help you get through recovery and on to enjoying your tummy tuck results.

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Why Now is the Best Time for a Tummy Tuck

If it feels like you’ve been fighting for forever to flatten your waistline, you’re not alone. Women and men everywhere struggle with stubborn belly fat that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise. Whether you are plagued by stubborn fat, loose skin, diastasis recti, or all three, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) can help you finally achieve the body contours you desire.

Tummy tuck surgery recontours the waistline by eliminating persistent localized belly fat, trimming away loose skin, and tightening the muscles of the stomach wall. Because this is a major surgery, figuring out the ideal timing for your procedure can be a challenge. Here are some of the reasons why the best time for a tummy tuck could be now.

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Tummy Tuck or Lipo?

Of all the areas of the body that people refer to as their “trouble areas”, the tummy is probably the most common. Problems ranging from stubborn belly fat to loose skin or weakened abdominal muscles can create unflattering body contours. If you’re making an earnest effort to improve your waistline and not seeing the results you want, it might be time to consider the next step. Depending on your specific needs, either a tummy tuck or liposuction could be right for you.

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The Tummy Tuck Trifecta

“Muffin top”, “belly pooch”, “beer belly”, and “spare tire” are just a few of the less-affectionate terms people use to describe their abdomens. The waistline may be the universal trouble area when it comes to body contouring. Fortunately, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) can correct not just one, not two, but three major tummy troubles. The “tummy tuck trifecta” can transform a muffin top or spare tire into a lean, firm, and flat abdomen.

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Dr. Mouchantat has been performing plastic surgery procedures in the Denver area since 1996. Some of these procedures include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, liposuction, face lifts and eyelid surgery. Dr. Mouchantat is experienced in fat grafting techniques as well. Some procedures can be done comfortably in the office under local anesthesia, while others are done in an accredited outpatient surgical facility or hospital setting.

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