Whether male or female, there are certain factors when it comes to determining whether or not you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck. When diet and exercise don’t work, you might start looking at this as an option.

A tummy tuck gets rid of extra hanging abdominal tissue. There are many factors to consider when determining whether or not you would be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. These factors include:

  • you are done with pregnancies
  • you have lost a lot of weight
  • the look of your lower abdomen is not your ideal
  • you are realistic about the outcome
  • you are healthy and in good physical condition
  • you do not smoke
  • your weight is consistent

These are all good places to start when determining if a tummy tuck procedure would be right for you. However, there are other factors to consider that would make someone not a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure. If you still plan on getting pregnant or still want to lose a lot of weight, a tummy tuck may not be for you at this time.

Another good thing to know is that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. It does not eliminate stretch marks unless they are on excess skin that is removed.

Wondering what a tummy tuck can do for you?

A tummy tuck will not only get rid of excess skin, tissue, and fat but will also tighten and tone your abdomen muscles giving you a fitter and firmer look.

[Related article: Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck]

Other tummy tuck variations are available, depending on your skin elasticity and cosmetic goals. A mini tummy tuck is ideal if your skin has good elasticity and the fat is isolated to the lower abdomen.

[Learn more: The Difference Between a Mini and a Full Tummy Tuck]

At your initial consultation, Dr. Yospur will sit down with you to discuss your options and answer all of your questions. Our staff is held to the highest standards of privacy and we are a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss whether or not you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck, please contact us today.