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Are You a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Tummy tuck
tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a common surgical procedure that removes excess skin from the midsection. During this procedure, Dr. John Bershof at Bershof Plastic Surgery may also repair your abdominal muscles, depending on your needs. Tummy tucks can work well for people who have experienced major weight loss and for women who have been pregnant. Some people also find that their stomach skin begins to sag as they age—Dr. Bershof can also address this during your procedure.

Here, we'll take a look at what makes a person a good candidate for a tummy tuck.

Stable Weight

Many people interested in tummy tucks have undergone a weight loss transformation. However, it's important that you're at a stable weight before your tummy tuck. Gaining or losing weight after your tummy tuck can change the results of your surgery. If you are planning to get pregnant at any point in the future, a tummy tuck may not be the right fit for you at this time.

General Good Health

You must be in overall good health before having a tummy tuck procedure. Dr. Bershof will talk with you about whether you have any health conditions that could increase the risk of complications during your tummy tuck surgery. It's essential that you don't smoke prior to surgery or during the healing process. If you aren't able to quit smoking, be honest and realistic with your expectations, as having major surgery after recently smoking can have dangerous consequences.

Realistic Expectations

It's important to understand what's possible with tummy tuck surgery and what is not. Dr. Bershof will discuss the appearance you can expect after your procedure. You should also expect minimal scarring; generally, you will have a thin horizontal scar stretching from one hip bone to the other.

Bershof Plastic Surgery: Feel and Look Your Best

At Bershof Plastic Surgery in Denver, CO, your aesthetic and health goals are our top priority, and we're here to help you look and feel beautiful in your skin. Whether you're interested in a tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, facial fillers, or another plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure, Dr. Bershof and our team are here to help. Contact us today at 303-399-7662.

What Can a Tummy Tuck Do for You?

Thursday, June 15, 2023

tummy-tuckTummy tuck surgery has many benefits. Bershof Plastic Surgery highlights the best reasons to get a tummy tuck this year.

The Best Reasons to Get a Tummy Tuck This Year

It’s a Motivator

Getting a tummy tuck is a great idea if you’re looking for motivation to hit the gym. Many men and women who get tummy tucks state that the surgery gave them the push they needed to start exercising and working on their abdominal muscles. Moreover, although a tummy tuck isn’t a weight loss procedure (you’ll lose up to five pounds post-surgery), you will see a difference in size. The difference in appearance and reduction in droopy skin is likely to boost your commitment to working towards a healthier, better you.

It Improves Your Posture and Core

Tummy tuck surgery is highly recommended if you want to strengthen your core and improve your posture. Tummy tuck surgery removes excess adipose tissue (fat) from your core and tightens it. Once your core is tightened, it’s easier to stand and sit with your back straight. Standing and sitting with your back straight reduces the likelihood of developing a “hump back” and spinal problems.

It Helps With Stress Urinary Incontinence

If you are a mom who had a vaginal birth, then you may experience the occasional “leakage” or weak bladder whenever you sneeze, cough, or laugh. This is known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI). A tummy tuck reduces the symptoms of SUI.

It Prevents Vernal Hernias

A hernia is a mass of fat or intestines that protrudes through a hole in your abdominal wall. The part of the abdominal wall where the hernia pushes through is usually weakened by trauma, health-related conditions, or genetics. When you strengthen your abdominal muscles and tighten your core, you reduce the risk of developing a vernal hernia.

See a Tummy Tuck Expert

A tummy tuck is a serious surgery. You are at risk of developing blood clots, infection, or other complications. You can reduce the probability of having surgery-related complications by working with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in tummy tucks and has years of experience; Dr. Bershof is that plastic surgeon. Call 303-399-7662 today to schedule a tummy tuck consultation with him.

Why Do You Want a Tummy Tuck?

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Every day, we make decisions about what we will do with our time, how we will manage surprises, and so on. Most of the decisions that we have to make do not require much critical thinking. Many are seemingly made without thought at all. And then there are the decisions that we must spend some time on. Having plastic surgery is an example. In this case, such as wanting to have abdominoplasty, many people take months to make up their minds. This is good. Motivation is something that a plastic surgeon is interested in knowing. Here, we discuss a few healthy motivations for tummy tuck surgery.

Why Have a Tummy Tuck?

Wanting Your Body Back

Perhaps you have had children or have dedicated time and effort to beating obesity. Each of these experiences can have lingering effects, such as loose skin and muscle tissue. Even though you have achieved a goal that has brought you happiness, you may also feel as though your body isn’t yours anymore. A tummy tuck can restore your shape and can even make it better than ever.

Greater Confidence

Multiple studies suggest that plastic surgery can positively impact self-confidence. When approaching a procedure like abdominoplasty, it is important to consider where your confidence currently lies. With a healthy sense of self before surgery, most patients report feeling even more connected to their bodies after a procedure like abdominoplasty. Sculpting the midsection that has become loose and saggy can restore your ability to wear the clothing you like and feel great doing it.

Maximum Physical Improvements

Having a tummy tuck isn’t a fast-track to a great body. The best results are achieved with people who are dedicated to healthy living before and after surgery. As you may know, achieving your ideal weight for your body frame doesn’t always give you the best result possible. Lifestyle can manage weight and tone muscles but cannot resolve laxity caused by stretching. A tummy tuck can and does so quite nicely.

Dr. Bershof provides friendly care in a professional, welcoming atmosphere. To learn more about abdominoplasty, contact our Denver office at 303.399.7662.