Excess stomach skin and fat can stand in the way of confidence. Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, can transform a flabby stomach into a trimmed, toned midsection, helping men and women who are self-conscious about their waistline to feel and look their best again.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Campanile custom-tailors each tummy tuck to meet the specific needs of the individual. Some people have strong abdominal muscles that are hidden under excess skin and fat. Others have good skin tone or a small amount of fatty tissue, but their abdominal muscles have become stretched or separated. Pregnancy, significant weight fluctuations and the aging process can all affect the stomach’s appearance, resulting in excess skin hanging around the belly.
Dr. Campanile has the training and expertise to offer customized, precision tummy tuck results to address a variety of cosmetic concerns. Over his many years in practice, he’s helped thousands of men and women in the Denver area and throughout Colorado to feel great about their appearance.
Top 3 Reasons to Choose Us
- Dr. Campanile developed the C.L.A.S.S.® tummy tuck, a drain-free tummy tuck technique that delivers a more refined outcome.
- Campanile Plastic Surgery also offers nonsurgical body contouring options like UltraShape® and VelaShape™ III, so you can be sure you’ll find the treatment that’s right for you.
- Dr. Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience and training, and a pioneer in his field who demonstrates a commitment to using the latest surgical techniques and advances.
Your Tummy Tuck Procedure
Campanile begins a tummy tuck by making a horizontal incision below the belly button that runs from hip to hip. Typically, this is placed low enough to be hidden easily by everyday clothing and swimwear. Through the incision he removes fatty deposits and tightens the underlying muscles, then removes any excess skin before closing the incision.
For more comprehensive results, Dr. Campanile may recommend his exclusive C.L.A.S.S.® tummy tuck, which includes liposuction for additional body contouring. This drain-free tummy tuck technique can offer a number of benefits over traditional abdominoplasty in the right candidates. Many people also opt to have liposuction on other areas of the body, such as the hips, arms or back, to further complement their tummy tuck results.
Tummy tuck recovery times vary from individual to individual. Most people are able to return to work within 2 weeks but need at least 4 weeks before they can resume their normal activities. Dr. Campanile can advise you more on what you can expect after your tummy tuck.
The Best Results for You
Many women may decide to include a tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover to rejuvenate their entire figure. However, abdominoplasty can also deliver impressive results as a solo procedure.
In post-weight loss individuals, Dr. Campanile may suggest combining a tummy tuck with additional body contouring surgeries such as a thigh and body lift.
Tailoring the procedure to the physical needs and cosmetic goals of each person is the best way to enjoy superior, long-lasting tummy tuck results. Dr. Campanile will work closely with you to decide which approach will help you see the best outcome.