Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
- Asked by Tay135 in Maryland
- 3 years ago
I am 5'3 weigh 180-185 lbs, would I be a good canidate for a tummy tuck?
Excess Skin Most Important Consideration for Tummy Tuck
Women and men who have excess skin with or without excess fat around the abdomen,
tummy, which does not respond to diet and exercise and have a stable weight are
candidates for abdominoplasty. Most important is the loose redundant skin rather than
specific weight with some exceptions. In addtion, many patients who complain
that they cannot flatten their abdominal muscles through exercise, which also means a
tummy tuck may be right for them.
Abdominoplasty candidates have excess abdominal skin which may sag, a disproportionate
or protruding abdomen, weakened or separated abdominal muscles, or excess fat
concentrated in the abdomen.
Without photos it is hard to give you accurate advice, but I would recommend that you lose
some weight and wait until it stabilizes before considering a tummy tuck. The procedure is
meant for contouring of your abdomen with removal of redundant skin, not weight loss.
Tummy tuck candidate
It doers not depend on your weight and size but on whether you have excess skin in the abdomen area. If you do, then you are a condidate for a tummy tuck. If not, and just fatty tissue, then liposuction may help you. Watch my video.
Obesity and Cosmetic Surgery
Good candidate for tummy tuck
It's very difficult to say without an examination. The best patients for tummy tuck are those with hanging skin below the belly button. Tummy tuck is not used for weight reduction, but rather as a contouring procedure. I suggest going in for a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. You'll have all the answers to your questions at the first visit. Good luck!
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