How to Know If You’re a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck

Many patients wonder if a tummy tuck is their solution for tighter abs. Come in for a consultation and we’ll help you decide if a tummy tuck can help you. What are you waiting for? Call and schedule yours today!

Do I Need a Tummy Tuck?

Weight fluctuations, aging, and pregnancy can take their toll on your middle. Stretched out skin, loose abdominal muscles, and belly fat are common in both men and women. A tummy tuck restores a flatter, tighter appearance to the abdomen. You may want to consider a tummy tuck if:

  • You have excess abdominal skin
  • You have stubborn abdominal fat
  • Your abdominal muscles are stretched out or separated

For some patients with good skin elasticity, but some stubborn fat, liposuction alone may be able to restore a flat, tight abdominal appearance. Tummy tucks are especially popular with women after they’ve finished having children (mommy makeover) and with men and women after massive weight loss.

I Have Stretch Marks. Will a Tummy Tuck Help?

After pregnancy, many women find their abdominal area covered with unwanted stretch marks. Treatment options are limited, but the good news is, a tummy tuck will eliminate many of them, especially those below the belly button. As excess skin is removed, so are the stretch marks in that area. A tummy tuck may not eliminate all your stretch marks, but depending on the location, can get rid of quite a few of them. We can give you a better idea of what results to expect during your consultation.

Is It the Right Time for a Tummy Tuck?

If you’re thinking about a tummy tuck, come see us and we’ll help you decide if you’re a good candidate and if the timing is right. Generally we recommend that patients be close to their ideal weight and not fluctuating. Women should wait until they have finished bearing children. Weight gain or a future pregnancy can reverse the stunning effects of a tummy tuck. Wait until you’re ready and then enjoy your results for a lifetime.

Are you ready to learn more about a tummy tuck? Call our offices to schedule your consultation. Together we’ll determine if you’re a good candidate for this transformational surgery.