Tummy Tuck, Mini Tummy Tuck or Lipo: Which is Right for You?

Body contouring offers numerous choices for patients looking for an effective way to sculpt a sleeker body profile. As a pioneer and expert in body contouring procedures, Dr. John Millard is uniquely qualified to tailor surgery to the unique needs of each patient. When it comes to whittling the midsection, Dr. Millard has a number of options to choose from.


Liposuction is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure designed to remove isolated areas of fat from nearly any area of the body. Dr. Millard offers numerous liposuction techniques that allow him to choose the best technique for each individual patient. Revolutionary techniques using mechanical agitation or ultrasound successfully loosen fat cells to allow for better results with less trauma and bleeding to the treatment area. Liposuction Denver is generally recommended for patients that have reached a healthy weight and have good skin elasticity as a means to smooth out the body profile.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive procedure than a full tummy tuck, but can still effectively remove areas of excess tissue and skin from the midsection. The incision and postoperative scarring are typically smaller than a standard tummy tuck and most of the improvement is focused on the area below the belly button. Dr. Millard often combines his mini tummy tuck procedure with liposuction to achieve a more chiseled, athletic appearance.

Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is an extensive surgical procedure that offers dramatic results. This procedure removes larger amounts of fat, tissue and skin from the midsection, while tightening the underlying abdominal muscles to create a smoother, more sculpted appearance. A full tummy tuck addresses the entire abdominal region and may involve repositioning the navel to achieve the most natural result. Dr. Millard also utilizes liposuction with a full tummy tuck to enhance the abdominal sculpture and the overall results.

Combining Procedures for the Best Results

The right procedure for you depends on how much improvement you want to achieve and the specific concerns you want addressed. In many cases, a combination of body contouring procedures may be performed to create a smoother body contour as well as a sleeker appearance to the midsection. Dr. Millard has pioneered this approach to body contouring with the latest in liposuction techniques to achieve the best possible results.

Body contouring has evolved to be much more than a standard plastic surgery procedure today. The techniques used by Dr. Millard are designed to slim down your body profile while sculpting the most attractive midsection. To learn more about your options in body contouring, contact Millard Plastic Surgery at 303-792-5665.

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