Am I A Good Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?

In Melbourne, FL

Many people would like to improve their abdomen’s overall look and shape. If you have lost significant weight and are left with excess, sagging skin, a tummy tuck might be right for you. Read more to see if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

You Have A Lot of Excess, Loose Skin

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure aimed at eliminating excess, loose, sagging skin from the midsection. This is a problem that typically causes embarrassment and self-confidence issues. However, if you suffer from a lot of excess, sagging skin in your abdominal area, a tummy tuck can be the answer you’ve been seeking. It’s essential to remember that if your skin has a good amount of elasticity, you might want to consider liposuction instead.

You Are in Good Overall Health

The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery are those who are in good overall health and already live a healthy lifestyle or at least plan to commit to living one. Remember that a tummy tuck is a major surgery, just like many other procedures that put you under the knife. You have to be able to take several weeks off to recover. For best results and to avoid complications, you should not smoke or have certain medical conditions that could increase your bleeding risk.

As stated, you should be committed to a healthy lifestyle to be considered a good candidate for a tummy tuck. This helps you to keep your results for the long term. You should eat a healthy diet, incorporate exercise into your daily routine, avoid smoking, and limit alcohol intake.

You’re at Your Ideal Weight and Are Finished Having Children

Other criteria to being considered a good candidate for a tummy tuck are that you are at your ideal weight and are finished having children. You should be at least within 10 pounds of your goal weight. You should also have maintained that current weight for six months or longer. However, just as you should not gain weight when planning to get a tummy tuck, you should also not intend to lose more weight.

You should be done having children to ensure that your results can remain. If you plan on getting pregnant, you should not have abdominoplasty at this time. Pregnancy causes weight gain and stretches your skin to accommodate your growing baby.

You Have Reasonable Expectations

It is important to have reasonable expectations before your procedure. Tummy tuck surgery does not produce instant results. Instead, you can expect them to appear gradually as your body heals. It is crucial that you closely follow the doctor’s instructions for your aftercare to promote healthy healing.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are in the Melbourne or Indialantic, Florida areas and want to learn more about tummy tucks or procedures, contact Dermatology and Plastic Surgery at your earliest convenience to schedule a consultation with Dr. Novo, Dr. Saluja, Dr. Marchell, or Dr. Gasgarth.


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