Abdominoplasty candidates have:
· excess abdominal skin which may sag
· a disproportionate or protruding abdomen
· weakened or separated abdominal muscles
· excess fat concentrated in the abdomen
Other tummy tuck patients may recently have lost a lot of weight and need to have excess skin and tissue removed. Many women choose to have an abdominoplasty following pregnancy. Older patients may be candidates for a tummy tuck due to reduced skin elasticity, family traits, age, immobility.
The best thing to find out regarding your age being a problem for a tummy tuck would be in consultation with a local board certified plastic surgeon. They will be able to tell you of any specific challenges they have with surgery.