Tummy tucks are one of Dr. Rodgers’ specialties, and she offers them in mini, standard or hi-lateral techniques (your options will be discussed during your initial consultation). These procedures remove excessive skin and/or fat in the abdominal and hip area and are most commonly performed on women who have had children or people who have lost a lot of weight.
Tummy tucks create the appearance of a flatter stomach and can provide an astonishing confidence boost for people who want to reclaim their slimmer waistline or achieve one for the first time. These procedures are often combined with breast surgery as part of a “mommy makeover” or with other body lifts (i.e. thigh, arm and/or back lifts) after massive weight loss.
What’s special about Dr. Rodgers’ approach is that she will typically combine a tummy tuck with liposuction in the hip and upper abdomen. She does this to address the trunk in all three dimensions so you get a full-spectrum, slimming experience. It’s just one more example of how Denver Plastic Surgery thinks ahead and always goes the extra mile.
At a Glance
|Procedure||Procedure takes 4–5 hours with the patient undergoing general anesthesia and typically staying in the hospital for one night. Process involves removing excess skin, pulling abdominal muscles together and using liposuction to improve contouring.|
|Benefits||Tighter, improved profile and abdominal contours.|
|Recovery time||Most patients can return to regular activities within 2–4 weeks with lifting and athletic restrictions for 5–6 weeks.|
|Potential risks||Infection; bleeding; numbness; scarring.|
|Tips||Patients should monitor their dietary intake for best results and plan for a couple of weeks off to encourage proper healing.|
As with all surgeries, there are certain risks involved. That’s why Dr. Rodgers will be sure to discuss your procedure in detail—describing the realistic potential results and any possible risks—during your initial consultation. Dr. Rodgers performs all surgeries in the safety of a hospital and hand selects board-certified anesthesiologists to provide the best possible care.