I'm 5'6 and 155lbs. Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck? (photos)
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Candidate for tummy tuck / abdominoplasty
Tummy Tuck for Excess or Loose Skin After Weight Loss
The right candidate for a tummy tuck has loose abdominal skin and muscles
Baltimore plastic surgeon
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I do feel you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck
Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck?
Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck
Tummy tucks are an excellent way to make your belly flat. A tummy tuck will:
-Remove and tighten excess skin
-Tighten the abdominal muscles to restore your waist line and remove the lower belly pooch
-Remove scars from the lower belly including stretch marks of the lower belly
-Can be combined with liposuction to remove unwanted fat and further contour the belly
Tummy tucks have become increasingly common to enhance your belly. It can be done as an outpatient procedure, but does have a roughly 2 week recovery time. Based on your photos, I would think that you would be helped by a tummy tuck with liposuction. An actual examination of your belly would be necessary to confirm this. A consultation with a plastic surgeon can go over the specifics for your abdomen and help you to decide how best to proceed.
Best of luck with your belly,
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Good candidate for a tummy tuck
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