Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?

Tummy Tuck Do you have excess belly fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you diet and exercise? If so, it may be time to consider tummy tuck surgery. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin and restores separated or weakened muscles to create a smoother and firmer abdomen.

So how do you know if a tummy tuck is right for? You may be a good candidate if:

 

  • You’re overall good health. It’s important that you’re free of any serious health issues because you will be sedated with general anesthesia, so it’s important that your heart and lungs are healthy. Autoimmune disorders and connective tissue disorders can also lead to serious problems as you heal.
  • You are not planning to lose additional weight.Before you undergo a tummy tuck, you need to be within 20 pounds of your ideal weight. You will lose some weight with abdominoplasty, but if you lose more than 30 pounds, you can end up with sagging skin again, which makes your tummy tuck results from all for naught.
  • You are not planning to have more children.If you’re planning to get pregnant, a tummy tuck should be put on the back burner. When you’re pregnant, the muscles that were repaired with abdominoplasty can re-stretch the skin around your abdomen, which would make necessary to have another tummy tuck to restore results of the first surgery.
  • You have realistic expectations about the outcome.A tummy tuck can make a huge difference in your self-confidence and appearance, but it isn’t intended to be a surgery for weight loss. You should also know that after your surgery, there is a long period of recovery time and results will not be noticeable right away. If you remain committed to a healthy lifestyle following a tummy tuck by eating right and exercising, you may be a perfect candidate for this surgery.

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If you are interested in learning more about tummy tuck surgery, contact our Palo Alto, CA office today at 650.321.7100. Our practice, Elite Transformations, is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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