Who Is the Ideal Tummy Tuck Candidate?

tummy tuck candidate

Written by Michelle

July 1, 2021

Are you unhappy with how your midsection looks? Have you done a million crunches, and dieted but nothing has worked to tighten your stomach?

You might be a tummy tuck candidate!

If you want to know more, keep reading! We’ll help you understand the benefits of a tummy tuck and if you are a candidate for the procedure. 

What is a Tummy Tuck?

An abdominoplasty, also known as a ‘tummy tuck,’ removes excess belly fat and skin while tightening your abdominal muscles. One might undergo a tummy tuck after they’ve lost a ton of weight, after they’ve had children, or are just not happy with the way their midsection looks due to genetics. 

Am I a Good Tummy Tuck Candidate?

A tummy tuck is a perfect choice for people who want to address loose skin and stretch marks. To determine if you are a great candidate for this procedure, we have to take a few things into account.

Good Physical Condition 

To be considered a great tummy tuck candidate, you should be in good physical condition. If you have been on a weight loss journey, you want to be within 10-15lbs of your target weight. If you plan to lose a lot of weight after your tummy tuck, you may see sagging skin return. 

No Pregnancy in Your Future?

If you are done having children or have decided not to have children altogether, you are a great tummy tuck candidate! If you choose to get pregnant after your procedure, you may see a reversal of the results, which is why we recommend waiting to get a tummy tuck until after pregnancy. 

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck can give you visible results immediately after your procedure, and it will get better during your recovery period. You will have a flatter, toned stomach with a slimmer waistline. These results will last as long as you don’t get pregnant or gain and lose a significant amount of weight again.

The cost of a tummy tuck covers more than just the procedure itself. You will feel more confident, your clothes will fit better, and you can stop doing all of those crunches!

Staying Healthy

An important thing to note is, a tummy tuck is not a weight-loss tool. Getting to a healthy weight through diet and exercise is an integral part of this process. 

An abdominoplasty should be used to enhance the work you are doing through a lifestyle change. It is meant to eliminate some fat and stretched skin that is nearly impossible to get rid of for some people who are genetically predisposed to stubborn fat.

Want to Know More?

If you are still wondering, is a tummy tuck right for me? Contact us! We’ll answer any further questions you have and book a consultation to make sure you are the perfect tummy tuck candidate.

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