Who is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

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For men and women who have excess fat and/or skin in the abdomen, a tummy tuck can be an ideal solution. This popular procedure is appealing because it offers you a way to have a flatter, smoother stomach. Although the best way to determine if tummy tuck surgery is right for you is to schedule a consultation, there are some things to keep in mind while considering this procedure.

What Happens During a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure that is performed under anesthesia. Incisions will be necessary to fully access the skin and underlying tissues, but Dr. Nir will make incisions as discreet and hidden as possible for minimal scarring. Once the incision has been made, any excess skin is removed. If necessary, fat may be removed using liposuction.The muscle structure may also be tightened with permanent sutures to have a more toned appearance. The skin will be repositioned and the sutured for a flatter and thinner appearance with more definition.

Who is Recommended for a Tummy Tuck?

Although many men and women qualify for this procedure, it is not intended for weight loss. It is ideal for anyone who has reached his or her ideal weight but who has problems with toning the midsection or getting rid of excess fat and loose skin. Women who have had more than one pregnancy often find that it is hard to get their pre-baby body back after their children are born. If there are no more pregnancies planned, a tummy tuck can help sculpt your figure. 

A tummy tuck can be a practical solution for anyone who has lost a considerable amount of weight and who may be struggling with excess skin or deposits of fat around the midsection. Dr. Nir will consider several factors including your health and medical history to determine if there are any underlying conditions that could put you at risk. Patients should be in good health before considering cosmetic surgery. Smoking can cause complications and may require further evaluation before surgery is approved.

Talk to Us Today About a Tummy Tuck

If your weight is under control but you are not happy with the appearance of your stomach, schedule a consultation with us today. During your consultation we will let you know what to expect, create a customized surgical plan for those who quality, and advise you on how much downtime you can expect after surgery.

Contact Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery today and find out if you are a candidate for a tummy tuck.

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