Can you be an overweight person and still have a Tummy tuck procedure? (photos)
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Overweight and Want TT?
It is possible for someone who is #overweight to have an #abdominoplasty. However, the more weight you are able to lose beforehand, the better. A lower BMI reduces surgical complications and the results turn out better.
Book an in-person consultation with a #BoardCertified #PlasticSurgeon to determine if a #tummytuck is right for you.
Overweight / Obese and Tummy Tuck Surgery
For the best results, you should drop your weight to below 30 and as close as possible to 27.
IF you feel this is an impossibility and still want surgery you have two potential choices: Have Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery which will get you to lose weight and get you a much healthier body we can then make more attractive OR have only the overhang removed (Panniculectomy) which is NOT a Tummy Tuck and will NOT flatten the tummy but will allow such women to better clean the area under the fold and keep it from chafing.
Dr. Peter A. Aldea
Tummy tuck in the over weight patient
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