Who is a Good Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

A tummy tuck simply removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. The best candidates for tummy tucks would be women or men in relatively good shape who have large fat deposits or loose abdominal skin that did not respond to diet , exercise or both. Women who have had multiple pregnancies and stretched their abdominal muscles and skin will specially benefit from such a procedure. Older patients who are obese and have lost the elasticity of their skin can also benefit from this procedure.

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

  •     Pregnancy
  •     Aging
  •     Significant fluctuations in weight
  •     Heredity
  •     Prior surgery

A Tummy Tuck Surgery is a good option for you if

Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself,not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

  •     You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
  •     You have realistic expectations
  •     You are a non-smoker
  •     You are bothered by the feeling that your tummy is too large