Just about everyone has heard about a tummy tuck/abdominoplasty, and just about everyone knows what the procedure aims to treat. Maybe you are considering having this treatment done. Many people who are considering a tummy tuck do so after losing large amounts of weight with diet and exercise or after pregnancy. In both instances, a person may find themselves with excess fat, excess skin or loose muscles around their midsection. However, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
First, you may be a good tummy tuck/abdominoplasty candidate if you have some of the above-mentioned symptoms, including excess skin on your abdomen, weak abdominal muscles or excess fat. Additionally, you need to be in good health. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure. And so, you need to be in good overall health in order to be able to tolerate this procedure.
Women who have had one or multiple pregnancies are usually great candidates for this procedure. Of course, the way that pregnancy affects one woman is going to be different for another. Some women are left with weak muscles, others are left with loose skin, and others may have weak muscles, loose skin and extra fat. It could be that after childbirth, the skin and muscles do not bounce back. In these circumstances, a woman would be in a great position to consider a tummy tuck.
Some older individuals who are experiencing loose skin may also be good candidate for a tummy tuck/abdominoplasty. Some, whether through diet and exercise or as a result of surgery, have lost a lot of weight. However, they still might have a lot of fat or flab hanging on their stomach. These patients might be good candidates for a tummy tuck.
It is important to note that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. The best way for you to lose weight is through diet and exercise. However, once you have reached an ideal weight and you are left with excess flab and skin, then you will want to see if you are a candidate for the tummy tuck/abdominoplasty procedure.