You've lost the Weight, Now What?

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The Denver metro area has a fairly large population of people who are health-conscious. For many, that means trimming down, and that's a good thing.

There are a couple of problems, however for those of us who are past our first bloom. We can lose the most of the fat and the pounds, but often there are a few stubborn bulges that you just can't get rid of. This is why Colorado liposuction services are available, and a good thing to consider after you've tried everything else.

Another problem is age-related. As we get older, our bodies lose collagen and our skin loses its elasticity. The result is that we literally get stretched and stay that way - so that when we lose pounds, we are left with a lot of loose "flab" that hangs around. It's unsightly and bothersome - and a good reason to meet with a Denver tummy tuck provider.

Fortunately, both of these services are provided by the same specialists at your friendly, local Denver cosmetic surgery clinics.

More on Liposuction
Liposuction is not for everyone, nor is it suitable for removing more than 15 pounds of fat (in fact, doing more than this can be hazardous and is not advisable. It is however a rather simple procedure; the surgeon simply inserts a thin, hollow tube into the targeted area and sucks out the excess fat with a suction pump. When fat is removed, it leaves hollow spaces between muscle and skin that ultimately collapses, leaving a tighter, smoother contour.

The Tummy Tuck
The term "tummy tuck" can be misleading; although excess flab is what is most commonly addressed, the procedure can be used anywhere that there is a problem with loose skin, including the inner thighs, hips and buttocks, back of the arms, chest/breast area and upper back. The basic procedure is somewhat similar to a facelift; excess skin is removed and the ends sutured together, tightening the skin and providing a more attractive-looking contour.

Since liposuction and tummy tuck are considered "elective" surgery, few health insurance plans cover any part of such procedures. It is important then to shop around and compare doctors' fees - but also make certain that your Denver cosmetic surgery provider is qualified and thoroughly trained in the techniques s/he will be performing on you. You have a right to see credentials and even ask for testimonials from other patients.

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