Denver Tummy Tuck
Keep your curves where you want them
Let’s face it: achieving a flat, toned abdomen is not always an easy feat. Between diet- and exercise-resistant pockets of fat, the toll of aging, weight fluctuation, and pregnancy, your tummy is getting quite the workout—just not in the way you hoped. Once muscles and skin have stretched after pregnancy or weight loss, no amount of core work can flatten your abdomen quite the way you want or reduce excess, loose skin.
If this sounds like you, it may be time to consider a tummy tuck. Also called abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck can give you a firmer, flatter, and fitter midsection that you will be proud to call your own.
“I lost one pant size just from getting the Tummy Tuck […] I haven’t felt this confident about my body in 10 years. Thank you so much!”
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This popular cosmetic surgery removes sagging skin, tightens and flattens the underlying muscle structure, and restores a slimmer, more pleasing profile to your body. After a tummy tuck, you won’t have to worry so much about waistbands digging in or slim-fitting tops riding up.
The VASER Assisted Tummy Tuck Difference:
Total Tummy Contouring for an Even Better Body
Traditional tummy tucks mainly address loose skin and overstretched muscles, but do relatively little about abdominal fat, especially around the love handles, hips, and back. Denver Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gregory Buford offers the innovative VASER-Assisted Tummy Tuck, a procedure designed to help you shed excess fat and tighten and tone your midsection for a more enhanced improvement in appearance.
VASER is an advanced liposuction technique that uses ultrasonic waves to precisely target the fat cells that you want gone. When used in combination with a tummy tuck, VASER helps Dr. Buford sculpt a beautiful contour, providing better results than either procedure alone could achieve.Before & After
See what tummy tuck surgery looks like
If you’re interested in seeing Dr. Buford’s surgical techniques, you can watch several videos of him performing surgery on his tummy tuck video page. In addition to carefully sculpting an improved abdominal shape, Dr. Buford incorporates BOTOX injections in the abdominal muscles to prevent muscle spasms during recovery, significantly enhancing patient comfort after surgery.
FYI: these videos contains graphic details of surgery. Viewer discretion is advised.
Why Choose Dr. Buford for Your Tummy Tuck?
Whatever your motivation for getting a tummy tuck, Dr. Gregory A. Buford will listen to your concerns and help you choose the procedure options that will achieve the optimal results. Dr. Buford has a highly-tuned eye for aesthetic detail, as well as the surgical skill required to adapt his procedural techniques for each individual patient, giving you the results that are best for your body.
“Dr. Buford changed the way I see myself, dress, and the way I live my life. I view his work as exceptional and would do it all over again.”
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Patients come to Dr. Buford because they know they’re in the care of a highly qualified Plastic Surgeon who is well-versed in the latest cosmetic surgery technologies. When performing abdominoplasty, Dr. Buford takes care to improve the shape of the entire abdomen rather than addressing only one aspect of the tummy, complementing surgery with VASER liposuction for an even better result.
Drain-Free Tummy Tuck Technique = Great Results + Easier Recovery
One downside with traditional tummy tuck surgery is the need for external drains to collect fluid for the first 1 to 2 weeks and help prevent a complication called “seroma,” or fluid build-up. While temporary, drains require care and attention from the patient during a time when she needs to concentrate on recuperating, and they can be uncomfortable and unsightly.
Recognizing that eliminating drains can dramatically enhance his patients’ recovery, Dr. Buford uses a special internal suturing technique called progressive tensioning, which allows him to minimize apace between the newly tightened abdominal muscles and overlying tissues. He further closes this space using Fibrin Glue, a biologic surgical adhesive that helps seal the operated tissues. Thus, he is able to significantly reduce the risk of seroma without drains. Additional benefits of a drain-free tummy tuck include:
- Enhanced comfort during initial recovery
- A lower scar that is easier to conceal beneath lingerie or a swimsuit
- No drains to tote around or empty out
Most of our patients are good candidates for this option, which Dr. Buford will discuss with you in detail during your consultation.