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.

When looking for a tummy tuck in Denver, you want the best surgeon to help you meet your goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Francesco 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 feel great about their appearance.

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Top 3 Reasons To Choose Us

  • Dr. Francesco 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® Power and VelaShape™ III, so you can be sure you’ll find the treatment that’s right for you.
  • Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience and training. A pioneer in his field who demonstrates a commitment to using the latest surgical techniques and advances, Dr. Campanile offers Crisalix 3D imaging technology to help you better visualize your final results.

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

Dr. Campanile is pleased to offer the Allergan Natrelle 410 silicone gel breast implant, commonly known as the “gummy bear” implant because of the silicone gel’s consistency. This implant is designed to resemble the teardrop shape of a natural breast, with more silicone at the base of the breast and a gentle slope toward the top.

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 achieve the results you’re looking for. Dr. Campanile will work closely with you to decide which approach will help you achieve an optimal outcome.

Request a consultation to get started with your body contouring procedure. And if you haven’t already, be sure to view our tummy tuck before and after photos to see the results Dr. Campanile can achieve. We’re here for you every step of the way and look forward to meeting with you.

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Tummy Tuck FAQs

What's the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction?

Although both procedures can slim down the abdominal area, they are not much alike. A tummy tuck involves the removal of skin and fat along with tightening abdominal muscles, while liposuction only removes fat.

Liposuction is better for localized fat deposit problem areas, while a tummy tuck is better for people with loss of abdominal muscle tone and loose skin, often following pregnancy or extreme weight loss.

Both procedures grant a slimmer look, but through different methodologies. Liposuction is often combined with a tummy tuck for more effective results.

Summary
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Service Type
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Provider Name

Dr. Francesco Campanile,

425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Board-certified plastic surgeon and abdominoplasty specialist Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top tummy tuck surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado.

Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who is already in good health, has a stable weight and realistic expectations regarding their results. This surgery is not a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise.

If considerable weight loss is planned, a tummy tuck should be postponed until after weight has stabilized. Also, this procedure is not suitable for women who expect to become pregnant, since stretching of the abdominal muscles and skin will significantly compromise surgical results.

Summary
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Service Type
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Provider Name

Dr. Francesco Campanile,

425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Board-certified plastic surgeon and abdominoplasty specialist Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top tummy tuck surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado.

How is a tummy tuck procedure done?

Abdominoplasty requires general anesthesia. To begin the surgery, the surgical area is prepped and an incision is made below the belly button from hipbone to hipbone. Through the incision, the abdominal wall is surgically retightened. After that, any excess skin and fat around the lower abdomen is removed, and the incision is sutured. Patients will need help getting around for the first few days.

Summary
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Service Type
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Provider Name

Dr. Francesco Campanile,

425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Board-certified plastic surgeon and abdominoplasty specialist Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top tummy tuck surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado.

What kind of results can I expect after my tummy tuck?

After surgery, your abdominal contours will be flatter and firmer. If you previously had loose or hanging folds around the stomach area, those will no longer be present. Oftentimes, skin that had stretch marks is also removed during the procedure. Your navel may be relocated and look slightly different as well.

Summary
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Service Type
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Provider Name

Dr. Francesco Campanile,

425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Board-certified plastic surgeon and abdominoplasty specialist Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top tummy tuck surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado.

What is recovery like after a tummy tuck?

Right after your surgery, dressings will be applied to the incision area. It may be painful to stand up fully straight at first. However, once you are able to stand upright comfortably, you’ll see a noticeable difference in your silhouette. There may be some swelling after the surgery initially, which can disguise your final results. This should resolve in the first month or so.

Summary
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Service Type
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Provider Name

Dr. Francesco Campanile,

425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Board-certified plastic surgeon and abdominoplasty specialist Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top tummy tuck surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado.

Do all tummy tucks leave scars?

There is a scar any time your skin is cut, and our Denver abdominoplasty patients should expect some degree of scarring. However, every effort is made to minimize the scar, and its placement is low enough to be covered by clothing, swimsuits and most underwear.

It may seem prominent at first, but with proper care should fade with time. For most patients, an unobtrusive scar is well worth the tradeoff for a slimmer appearance.

Summary
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Service Type
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Provider Name

Dr. Francesco Campanile,

425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Board-certified plastic surgeon and abdominoplasty specialist Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top tummy tuck surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado.

Procedure Preparation Guide: Tummy Tuck

Preparation for surgery starts long before you come into our Denver practice for your tummy tuck. Patients who are getting ready for this procedure will start the process weeks or even months before entering the operating room. From the initial consultation all the way to recovery, this guide will help you navigate your procedure with confidence.

At Your Consultation

The process of ensuring a positive tummy tuck experience is to pick the right surgeon. When searching for the best tummy tuck surgeon in Denver, you want to be sure to look for board certification and experience performing the procedures. Here are a few typical questions that should be asked at your initial consultation to help choose your doctor:

  • What board certifications and specialized training do you hold?
  • Do you include liposuction as part of the tummy tuck?
  • How many abdominoplasties do you perform annually?
  • What is your complication percentage rate?

You want to feel comfortable with your surgeon as a qualified professional, and also on a personal level. If you don’t feel confident asking them questions, or feel assured of getting honest and open answers, find another surgeon.

Preparing for Tummy Tuck Surgery

Before the surgery itself, there are several things you can do to prepare for an easier procedure and a faster recovery.

Personal Considerations:

  • Rearrange work, school and family commitments so your recovery period is as stress-free as possible.
  • Take a proactive approach toward any obligations that can’t be rescheduled: prepay bills, water the plants ahead of schedule, return all your movies early.
  • Buy groceries and prepare meals ahead of time for freezing, or set take-out menus near your recovery area so you can keep your body healthy and well-nourished.

Physical Considerations:

  • Shower in advance with a special antimicrobial soap. Avoid applying any lotions or makeup before surgery so the incision area remains as clean as possible.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, slip-on shoes and a shirt that buttons up the front to save strain on incisions.
  • Inform Dr. Campanile if you’re taking any supplements, vitamins or prescription medications.
  • You should also let Dr. Campanile know if you’re a smoker. Plan on quitting at least two weeks prior to surgery, and refrain from cigarette smoking throughout your recovery.

Tummy Tuck Recovery Tips

It’s completely normal to feel sore and tired following a tummy tuck. Although this exhaustion may be discouraging at first, try not to fight it and instead just rest. Your body is telling you it needs time to heal.

  • Your waistline will look slimmer, although this may be disguised by bandages at first.
  • You may have to wear a special compression garment to aid healing.
  • Certain movements may be painful, like lifting your arms overhead or standing completely upright.
  • Your normal daily activities can usually be resumed within several days.
  • After Dr. Campanile has given the okay, you may resume more active movement and exercise.

You may feel tempted to get on your feet quickly. However, it’s very important to take it easy and give your body lots of downtime during the recovery period.

You may feel tempted to get on your feet quickly. However, it’s very important to take it easy and give your body lots of downtime during the recovery period.

If you have any questions about preparing for your tummy tuck surgery, please do not hesitate to contact us online or call us at 303-345-7476.

Summary
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Service Type
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Provider Name
Dr. Francesco Campanile,
425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Board-certified plastic surgeon and abdominoplasty specialist Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top tummy tuck surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado.
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