30 Nov | 2018
30 Nov 2018
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Tummy tucks can be a wonderful way to make over your body. The results can make your clothes fit better and make you feel more confident about yourself. But they are not necessarily the right choice for every patient.

Before you decide that you would like to go forward with a tummy tuck procedure, you will need to find out whether you are a good candidate.

When to Get a Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Candidate

Let’s first review what kind of person usually would opt to get a tummy tuck. People who have worked hard to diet and exercise, but still cannot get rid of the spare tire around the midsection are common candidates for the procedure. Typically they have:

• Lost a lot of weight
• Given birth
• Are done having children
• Are at or close to their ideal weight

The common thread here is that the skin around the tummy has been stretched out and is not going to return back where it once was. As a result, there is a lot of extra skin hanging around or bulging over clothes, causing self-consciousness and a lack of comfort.

Good Candidates

In addition to the lose skin, a good candidate for a tummy tuck has to be:

• In good physical health
• Not a yoyo dieter
• Non-smoker
• Realistic with end goals

Someone who is not in good physical health should not go forward with a tummy tuck. There is a recovery time to consider as well as overall success of the procedure. Meanwhile, a person whose weight fluctuates from one end of the spectrum to the other, should not go forward with a tummy tuck unless he or she has maintained a stable weight for a long period of time. You will also need to continue to be physical active to keep your results.

You should not get a tummy tuck if there is a great risk of gaining weight again in the near future, which is also why it is recommended that women wait to have the procedure until they are done having children.

When Not to Get a Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks are not the solution for everyone, unfortunately. A tummy tuck is not the same as a liposuction procedure. Any excess fat around your midsection will not be removed. Instead, excess and saggy skin around your waist will be removed, tightening up your midsection.

Certain medical conditions will also limit your ability to get a tummy tuck. This is for your overall health and safety. You should never disregard your physical health in the hope of gaining a slimmer waist.

What is the Result of a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck procedure tightens and reshapes your abdominal area and your waist. You will get a flatter tummy and a slimmer overall appearance. This will allow clothes to feel and fit better and you will find that your confidence level will increase as well.

Your abs will be tightened during the procedure, but this is not the same as you working your core muscles on your own. Excess and saggy skin will also be removed. You will still need to maintain a good fitness regime to manage your results as well as eating well and taking care of your physical health.

If you are ready to find out your options for receiving a tummy tuck procedure, call Dr. Pirani and schedule a consultation today. Together, you will be able to look at whether it is the right choice for you and how to proceed in the future.

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