I developed the C.L.A.S.S.® tummy tuck to deliver the absolute best results I possibly can for women and men who want a flat, toned abdomen.
– Dr. Frank Campanile
Dr. Campanile is truly a pioneer in the abdominoplasty field; his exclusive C.L.A.S.S.® tummy tuck revolutionizes body contouring by combining traditional abdominoplasty surgery with the benefits of liposuction for better results and a more comfortable, drain-free recovery.
Request a consultation today or call 303-345-7476 to meet with Dr. Campanile in person. His C.L.A.S.S.® tummy tuck technique and detailed understanding of abdominal anatomy allow him to provide outstanding care during cosmetic and reconstructive abdominoplasty and body sculpting procedures.
The primary difference between the C.L.A.S.S.® technique and a traditional tummy tuck is the incorporation of liposuction. Although standard abdominoplasty removes excess skin and tissue from the belly, the final contour is not always ideal, especially through the upper abdomen. Incorporating liposuction not only improves the results of the surgery, but also enhances both the upper and lower abdomen as well as the flanks. The C.L.A.S.S.® technique addresses multiple concerns simultaneously:
- Both upper and lower abdomen are smoother and flatter
- Excess skin and tissue are removed, and lax muscles tightened
- Belly contours look more natural after surgery compared to the artificially “too flat” look that’s sometimes seen in traditional abdominoplasty from less experienced surgeons
Perhaps one of the most appreciated aspects of the C.L.A.S.S.® technique from the patient’s perspective is that post-surgical drains are not used during recovery.
The C.L.A.S.S.® technique is a combination approach toward body contouring that incorporates elements of Brazilian, Italian and American techniques plus a few added touches that are unique to Dr. Campanile. The surgery begins with an incision, followed by extensive liposuction throughout the abdomen and flanks, during which the blood supply to the skin flap is meticulously maintained. Next, the abdominal muscles are tightened to create a better profile. Excess skin and tissue are removed as well.
Finally, multiple layers of internal sutures are used to create smaller compartments within the abdominal cavity. This process prevents excessive fluid buildup after surgery that would necessitate surgical drains; this fluid buildup, or seroma, is the primary concern when weighing potential abdominoplasty complications. The C.L.A.S.S.® technique greatly lowers this risk.
The C.L.A.S.S.® approach delivers superior, more natural-looking contours than a standard tummy tuck. The special suturing technique reduces skin tension at the incision as well, allowing for a more rapid healing process with less potential for complications.
Immediately after surgery, patients notice some discomfort and soreness, especially when standing fully upright, as this pulls on the abdominal muscles. Over-the-counter medication is often enough to help patients feel more comfortable, although Dr. Campanile can also prescribe something stronger if needed. It’s important to follow all postoperative instructions from Dr. Campanile, and to take it easy, allowing your body the rest it needs for a full and healthy recovery.
You’ll notice an improvement in your body contours right away after your procedure, although swelling may initially disguise your final outcome. Your belly and flanks will have a more flattering shape that still looks natural, better showcasing your muscle tone and overall figure.
Contact us online or call our office at 303-345-7476 to schedule your visit with abdominoplasty specialist Dr. Frank Campanile at his Denver, Colorado practice. We look forward to meeting you and helping you feel fantastic about your new look.