Structural vs. Surface Changes

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The appearance of a soft belly may be due to surface changes, like an extra layer of fat cells, or structural changes, like muscles becoming lax with age. My practice addresses corrections for these different aspects of your appearance by offering both liposuction and tummy tucks to ensure that you get the look you want.

Your Appearance Goals

Meeting your appearance goals means learning why your body looks the way it does, so you can be sure you’re taking the right steps to improve your profile. For example, if you have a little extra weight all over, then liposuction just in the belly area isn’t really the first step. In fact, liposuction delivers the best results on patients who are already practicing a healthy lifestyle at their target weight.

If you’re already pretty trimmed and toned but can’t get rid of your belly paunch, there may be other issues to blame. The belly loves to collect extra fat cells, especially as we age. Belly fat that appears as an isolated problem area on an otherwise slim body may be resolved through liposuction. Other men and women may find that the underlying musculature of their abdomen has become looser with age, and that’s translating into a pudgy midsection. In these cases, the only way to trim the belly down will be to repair the muscles of the abdomen by stitching them in place, then removing any excess skin and fat that remains behind.

At my Denver plastic surgery practice, I like to offer patients the option of combining liposuction and a tummy tuck in one procedure: the C.L.A.S.S. Tummy Tuck. Incorporating liposuction along with structural repair gives my patients more comprehensive results than either procedure alone could do, plus resolves both issues contributing to your belly.

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