Would you like to contour and shape your abdomen? It’s often impossible to get rid of excess abdominal skin and fat with diet and exercise alone, but a tummy tuck can give you the trimmer abdomen you desire. But what does it take to be a good candidate for a tummy tuck.
What’s involved in a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a procedure that is done to flatten and contour the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat, and tightening the abdominal wall.
A tummy tuck is usually done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The incision for surgery is typically made just above the pubic area, and may extend from hip to hip, but the length of the incision will depend on the amount of loose skin that has to be removed.
Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
If you have excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen, and are in good overall health, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Abdominoplasty is a popular procedure for women that are unable to get rid of their ‘mummy tummy’ after having children. The problem is often due to weak or stretched abdominal muscles, and can only be resolved by repairing the abdominal muscles. Doctors typically advise women to have a tummy tuck when they have finished having children (learn more).
Candidates for a tummy tuck should also be at or near their ideal weight, and have realistic expectations about the procedure.
Interested in a tummy tuck? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in The Woodlands or Houston, TX areas, Correa Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.correaplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (281) 918-7719.