Am I An Ideal Tummy Tuck Candidate?
An ideal tummy tuck candidate may be considered as someone who has excess, sagging skin and fat around their stomachs. This may be caused by stretched abdominal muscles resulting from:
- Weight loss or gain
A patient should first try to reduce the size of their midsection through natural methods; a healthy regimen of diet and exercise. Only after attempts have failed through these methods should they seek the assistance of a plastic surgeon. Tummy tuck surgery is not a form of weight loss and should only be the last result for attaining a slimmer abdomen.
In addition to meeting the above physical criterion, there are other expectations that plastic surgeons require of their abdominoplasty patients. During a consultation and examination, the doctor will explain that a patient should be physically and psychologically healthy, aware of the risks and side effects associated with abdominoplasty, is not pregnant or wishing to have children after the procedure, and have realistic goals and expectations.
If you wish to ask questions about what makes an ideal tummy tuck patient, head over to our tummy tuck forum. Here you can ask questions that may be answered by our health care specialist, Stephanie, or other prospective patients just like you.