Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver & Lone Tree, Colorado
At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons are dedicated to helping you achieve your body contouring goals. We understand that hard work, a healthy diet, and exercise aren’t always enough to give you that sculpted, beautiful body you want and deserve. Skin can lose elasticity, and unwanted areas of fat can remain after successful significant weight loss, pregnancy, or as a result of the natural aging process. Unfortunately, you can work your hardest, but still not look your best.
Body contouring can help. At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a number of procedures that target stubborn pockets of unwanted fat, loose and sagging excess skin, and trouble areas where no matter how hard you try, you just can’t achieve the results you want on your own. Our board-certified Denver plastic surgeons are committed to tailoring a solution to meet your individual needs, using the latest, most advanced, proven, and safe techniques.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can give you a tighter, firmer, and thinner abdominal profile. If you have excess fat and skin on your lower abdomen that is resistant to diet and exercise, a tummy tuck might be right for you.
Whether you’re interested in a traditional full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck, we’ll remove excess tummy fat and restore your weakened or separated abdominal muscles to give you a smoother and slimmer tummy. Depending on your individual circumstances, a tummy tuck can be performed together with other procedures. At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we’ll work with you to help you determine which procedures are right for you.
Am I A Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Candidates for the tummy tuck procedure are typically in good overall health. You should also be at a stable weight that you feel you can maintain even after following your tummy tuck surgery. If you have excess skin that has lost its elasticity and has also been unresponsive to natural ways of losing fat, such as diet and exercise, then a tummy tuck may benefit you. It is a non-issue if you have severely weakened or separated stomach muscles, as the procedure will help to tighten your skin. It is recommended that most patients for this procedure are non-smokers.
What Is the Tummy Tuck Recovery Process Like?
Because the tummy tuck procedure involves incisions, it’s often inevitable that patients in their recovery period may experience some pain, swelling, or tenderness around the abdomen, but this is perfectly normal. It is recommended to take at least two weeks to allow your body to fully recover as strenuous activity and movement are not recommended in your first two to three weeks post-surgery. While some tummy tuck scarring may appear after your healing process, there are different kinds of treatments that can help minimize the appearance of scars.
One of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States, liposuction targets and removes areas of unwanted fat in the:
At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we use the most recent advances in female and male liposuction techniques to achieve more precise results with shorter recovery times. Liposuction works to remove excess fat from the fat layer beneath the skin to give you a more sculpted and contoured look. Depending on the areas you want to improve and other considerations, we’ll help you determine which technique would be right for you.
Our cosmetic surgeons offer tumescent liposuction, the super-wet liposuction technique, ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty, and power-assisted liposuction.
Am I A Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Great candidates for liposuction are usually within 30% of their ideal weight and can maintain a positive outlook and realistic expectations in relation to their body transformation after a liposuction procedure. Liposuction is not a weight-loss cure, but it can aid in helping you feel and look your best. It’s important that candidates are non-smokers and do not have any life-threatening medical conditions that can complicate the healing process.
What Is the Liposuction Recovery Process Like?
In your first few days post-surgery, you can expect light pain and soreness, which is normal. We recommend allowing your body plenty of rest, and eating a balanced diet as it can help speed up the healing process. Most people take a few days to a week to feel comfortable returning to their normal daily routines. It is recommended to limit physical activity during your recovery period.
Many women who go through childbirth often have difficulty getting their body back to the way it was before their pregnancy, and being a mother can often cause the body stress and strain that is extremely different from their lifestyle before parenthood. The Mommy Makeover cosmetic procedure is targetted at helping mothers achieve their body goals by improving the following:
- Flat, sagging breasts
- Stubborn fat deposit
- Excess, flabby skin around the abdomen
Am I a Good Candidate for the Mommy Makeover?
The Mommy Makeover can be a great cosmetic procedure for mothers who no longer plan to become pregnant again. It’s also important that you are at your ideal body weight, one that you can maintain post-surgery. Before moving forward with the Mommy Makeover, it’s recommended to meet with your healthcare provider to ensure you’re in good health and that other medical conditions won’t complicate your healing process.
What Is the Mommy Makeover Recovery Process Like?
Like most procedures, the Mommy Makeover is an individualized cosmetic surgery, and because of this, the recovery process can vary. Soreness, light pain, and tiredness are common pop-surgery, but most patients are able to return to normal activity after about one to four weeks.
Despite all of your efforts to achieve a toned figure, you may still struggle with small pockets of excess fat. This is often due to factors outside of your control, such as a genetic predisposition to store weight in certain areas. At Park Meadows Aesthetics, our Aesthetics office is located in the suite next door to our surgical practice, we are excited to offer the CoolSculpting treatment to patients who want a noninvasive way to reduce stubborn fat. We’ve performed over 2,500 treatment cycles to date, and we were one of the first practices to offer the absolute newest technology in CoolSculpting – CoolSculpting Elite. CoolSculpting Elite features improved applicators for a better fit and function that complements patients’ natural curves. We can treat up to FOUR areas at one time – which decreases the amount of time you’ll need to plan to be in our office. Call our Aesthetics office 303-662-8668 to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our Registered Nurses.
Contact us Today!
Our state-of-the-art surgical center is one of the only dedicated cosmetic surgery centers in that is both fully state-licensed and The Joint Commission-accredited. Our experienced and caring plastic surgeons will work with you to determine which body contouring techniques might be right for you. Call 303-706-1100 to arrange a time to meet with our surgeons or complete an online contact form and our office will be in touch with you.