Am I a Tummy Tuck Candidate?

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Serving Pensacola, FL & Mobile, AL

Posted: June 4, 2020
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If countless hours of crunches and ab workouts have failed to deliver the toned stomach you desire, you’re not alone. Genetics often play a major role in your ability to achieve your desired appearance. In many instances, a tummy tuck can put the finishing touches on your workout efforts, providing the flat stomach you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

A tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal region. Loose, stretched or torn abdominal muscles are also tightened. The end result is a more toned, flat stomach.

woman in a cropped shirt with hands on hips showing off her tummy tuck resultsYou are most likely a good tummy tuck candidate if you:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure
  • Experience excess fat or loose, hanging skin in the abdomen
  • Have loose, stretched or torn abdominal muscles
  • Are willing to refrain from smoking prior to your procedure and throughout the recovery period

A tummy tuck is often an effective procedure for men and women who have recently lost a lot of weight. It’s common to experience sagging, hanging abdominal skin after massive weight loss. A tummy tuck can tighten the skin in this area so that your appearance reflects your new, slimmer weight.

Tummy Tuck and Pregnancy

Your body undergoes a variety of changes during pregnancy, and your abdominal area is particularly impacted. It’s common for abdominal muscles to become stretched or torn during pregnancy, and you may develop loose skin or stretch marks in the area. A tummy tuck is an effective way to correct these changes and restore the toned, flat stomach you enjoyed prior to having children.

It’s important to discuss future pregnancies with Dr. Brown before undergoing a tummy tuck. While a desire to have additional children in the future won’t rule you out as a tummy tuck candidate, your body will undergo the same changes when you become pregnant again. This can have a negative impact on your tummy tuck results. Therefore, Dr. Brown typically recommends waiting until after you’re finished having children to move forward with your procedure.

Contact our Pensacola Plastic Surgeon

Please contact Restore Plastic Surgery using the form on this page or call 850-500-7527 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Pensacola, Florida and Mobile, Alabama.

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