Denver Tummy Tuck

Keep Your Curves
Where You
Want Them

Maintain your curves with a tummy tuck at BEAUTY by BUFORD in Denver. The truth is, sculpting a flat, toned stomach can be quite challenging. From stubborn fat that neither diet nor exercise can tackle, to the effects of aging, fluctuations in weight, and pregnancy, your abdomen undergoes a lot, often not in the ways you might wish.

After events like pregnancy or significant weight loss, stretched muscles and skin may not return to their original state, leaving core exercises insufficient to fully flatten your stomach or eliminate excess, drooping skin.

If this resonates with you, a tummy tuck might be the solution you're looking for. Known medically as abdominoplasty, this procedure can provide you with a tighter, flatter, and more sculpted midsection that you'll be eager to show off.

"I dropped a pant size just by having the Tummy Tuck [...] It’s been 10 years since I’ve felt this good about my figure. A huge thank you!"

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This sought-after surgical procedure excises loose skin, tightens the muscle framework beneath for a flatter abdomen, and achieves a slimmer, more attractive contour. Post-tummy tuck, concerns about tight waistbands or form-fitting shirts becoming uncomfortable will be significantly reduced.


Should I Get a Tummy Tuck?

Deciding whether to undergo a tummy tuck is a personal and transformative journey. At BEAUTY by BUFORD, Dr. Buford understands the importance of making an informed decision that aligns with your goals and desires.

Here are some key considerations to help you determine if a tummy tuck is right for you.


Excess Abdominal Skin and Tissue

A tummy tuck can address these concerns if you have excess skin and tissue in your abdominal area, especially after significant weight loss or pregnancy. This procedure can remove the excess skin and tighten the underlying muscles, resulting in a smoother and more toned abdomen.


Stubborn Fat Deposits

Despite your best efforts through diet and exercise, stubborn pockets of fat may persist in your abdominal region. Dr. Buford is an expert in combining a tummy tuck with liposuction techniques to remove these fat deposits, sculpting your midsection and enhancing your body contour.


Improved Body Confidence

A tummy tuck can have a transformative impact on your body image and self-confidence. By achieving a flatter and more contoured abdomen, you may experience increased self-esteem, feel more comfortable in clothing, and regain a sense of empowerment in your daily life.


Post-Pregnancy or Weight Loss Transformation

If you have recently gone through pregnancy or undergone significant weight loss, a tummy tuck can be a valuable component of your transformation journey.

It can help restore your abdominal area, addressing stretched muscles and excess skin, and providing a more proportionate and balanced physique.


Expert Consultation

Schedule a consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Buford to discuss your unique circumstances. He will evaluate your abdominal area, review your medical history, and listen to your concerns and goals.

Our compassionate team will provide detailed information about the tummy tuck procedure, discuss potential risks and benefits, and guide you through the decision-making process.

Benefits of the VASER-Assisted Tummy Tuck


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 Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO 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 liposuction helps Dr. Buford sculpt a beautiful contour, providing better results than either procedure alone could achieve.

Why Choose Dr. Buford for Your Tummy Tuck in Denver?

Whatever your motivation for getting a tummy tuck, Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO 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 at BEAUTY by BUFORD in Denver 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.


Our Hybrid Tummy Tuck Technique Offers Great Results & Easier Recovery

At BEAUTY by BUFORD, we offer a hybrid approach to our Denver tummy tuck patients. This involves quilting sutures, but also includes drains. These drains are necessary because, unlike most plastic surgeons, Dr. Buford's tummy tuck incorporates the use of both VASER liposuction and Renuvion to achieve even greater skin tightening and a more 3-dimensional result with his body contouring.

Most of our patients are good candidates for this hybrid tummy tuck option, which Dr. Buford will discuss with you in detail during your consultation.

Interested in learning more about Denver tummy tuck surgery? Contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation with Lone Tree plastic surgeon Dr. Buford!

Tummy Tuck Recovery

Recovering from a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a significant phase of your body contouring journey. A tummy tuck can dramatically improve the appearance of your abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles. Understanding the recovery process is crucial for a smooth and successful healing journey. Here’s an essential guide to help you navigate the recovery period after a tummy tuck surgery.

Immediate Post-Surgery

  • First Hours After Surgery: After the procedure, you'll be in a recovery area where your vital signs are monitored as you wake up from anesthesia. You may feel groggy and sore, but pain medication can manage these symptoms effectively.
  • Hospital Stay: Depending on the extent of your surgery, you may be required to stay in the hospital or surgical facility for a short period. This stay allows your surgical team to monitor your initial recovery and manage pain.

The First Week

  • Home Recovery: Once home, rest is your top priority. You’ll likely have drains in place to remove excess fluids from the surgical site, and your abdomen will be wrapped in a compression garment or bandages to minimize swelling and support your abdomen as it heals.
  • Pain Management: Pain, swelling, and bruising are common, but your surgeon will prescribe medication to help manage these symptoms. It's crucial to follow their instructions carefully to manage discomfort and prevent complications.
  • Mobility: You'll be encouraged to start walking as soon as possible to promote blood circulation and prevent blood clots. However, strenuous activity and lifting should be avoided.

Weeks Two to Six

  • Returning to Normal Activities: Many patients can return to work and some normal activities within 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the physical demands of their job and the nature of their surgery. However, heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should still be avoided until cleared by your surgeon.
  • Follow-up Visits: You'll have appointments with your surgeon to remove drains, check your healing progress, and adjust any medications. These visits are crucial for monitoring your recovery and addressing any concerns.

Long-term Recovery

  • Scar Care: Your surgeon will provide guidance on caring for your scars, which may include using silicone sheets or gel to promote healing and minimize scarring. It’s important to protect scars from the sun to prevent darkening.
  • Final Results: While you'll notice an immediate difference in the shape of your abdomen, swelling can take several months to fully resolve. It may take up to a year for your scars to mature and the final results of your tummy tuck to be fully visible.
  • Lifestyle Considerations: Maintaining a stable weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise is crucial for preserving the results of your tummy tuck. Significant weight fluctuations can affect the outcome.

Tips for a Smooth Recovery

  • Follow All Post-Operative Instructions: Adhering closely to your surgeon's instructions is key to a successful recovery.
  • Stay Hydrated and Eat Nutritiously: Proper nutrition supports healing, so focus on a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.
  • Rest and Listen to Your Body: Ensure you get plenty of rest and avoid pushing yourself too hard too soon.
  • Ask for Help: Don’t hesitate to ask for assistance with daily activities, especially in the first few weeks after surgery.

Hear From Our Patients

Thrilled With My Results

Dr. Buford and his staff are as good as they come! I am 4 months out from a tummy tuck with liposuction and a breast lift and am THRILLED with my results. The healing process was so much easier than I expected, and I attribute that to the way Dr. Buford’s office sets you up with everything you need, from nutrition to pain management. If you are considering a surgery like this, Dr. Buford is your guy! Couldn’t be happier with the entire process and my results! Dr. Buford and team, THANK YOU! I am beyond thankful for each of you!

- Real Patient of Dr. Buford

A Great Experience

I had an abdominoplasty-tummy tuck with lipo procedure with Dr. Buford. His staff is amazing and knowledgeable of the entire process! His bedside manners on the date of the procedure were calming! My post-op appointments have been great. My overall experience with his staff has been great. I would recommend him to any woman seeking to have this procedure done by a skilled & respectful professional!

- Valerie
Dr. Buford

Meet Dr. Buford

Denver board-certified plastic surgeon Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO's private cosmetic plastic surgery clinic is in Lone Tree, Colorado. His plastic surgery procedures are performed at an accredited outpatient facility minutes from his office in the heart of the Denver Tech Center or in-office at BEAUTY by BUFORD in Lone Tree.

Under the guidance of our esteemed plastic surgeon, you can expect a personalized approach tailored to your unique goals and concerns. Dr. Buford's expertise ensures that each tummy tuck procedure is meticulously planned and executed, resulting in stunning, natural-looking outcomes.

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