Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Zwiebel can help you to achieve a more youthful abdominal profile and the fit appearance you seek with a Tummy Tuck. An Abdominoplasty or, ‘tummy tuck’ is a procedure designed to tighten the muscle of the abdomen, remove fat above the muscle and under the skin, and tighten and smooth excess skin of the abdomen.
If you have loose or sagging abdominal wall skin (often a result of multiple pregnancies or prior treatment), excess skin, or a stubborn bulge you can’t get rid of with exercise, you may be a candidate for abdominoplasty. At his plastic surgery center in Littleton, Colorado, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Zwiebel performs this procedure which is intended to give the patient a smoother, flatter abdomen.
Each patient will have a varying degree of need for each area, and the tummy tuck procedure itself is modified per patient. The incision size required will fluctuate according to the patient’s situation, but usually extends across the lower abdomen above the pubic bone. The incision allows us to tighten the underlying muscles, remove fat, and excise excess skin. This creates a smooth, flat abdomen. For women considering future pregnancies, Dr. Zwiebel suggests postponing an abdominoplasty procedure since pregnancy may diminish results.
Unlike most practices, Dr. Zwiebel, provides abdominoplasty patients with anesthesia pumps when performing the procedure of tummy tuck, Denver specialist says. An anesthesia pump is a small device with a thin catheter that connects to the central nerve bundle in the abdomen. It drips local anesthetic into the treatment area for three to four days and numbs the area enough for patients to significantly reduce their dependence on narcotics (which can have side effects). Our patients are much more comfortable with this device and experience easier recovery.
We would like to emphasize that abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure and, as such, carries with it some risk. Dr. Zwiebel encourages all patients to learn as much about the process before undergoing abdominoplasty plastic surgery. Our patients should gather as much information as possible.
As a board certified plastic surgeon performing tummy tuck, Denver expert Dr. Zwiebel’s experience and training, combined with his focus on safety and excellence of result will help you to achieve the aesthetic goals you are seeking.
You are always invited to direct your questions and concerns about a tummy tuck to Dr.Zwiebel and his attentive staff. Dr. Zwiebel strives to develop trust and rapport with each of his patients.