Tummy tuck procedures are great options for individuals in Hollywood, FL who are unhappy with the shape and size of their abdomens. Most often, tummy tucks are used following childbirth or weight loss to improve the look of that area. However, they are sometimes used in conjunction with another procedure, such as liposuction, to further improve your shape. If you believe that you could benefit from a tummy tuck, learn more about ideal candidates for this procedure.
Near Ideal Body Weight
Tummy tuck candidates should be close to their ideal body weights. While you do not have to be exactly at your goal weight, you should be very close because putting on or losing weight following the procedure can significantly alter your results and can definitely make your skin stretch again.
Not Pregnant or Planning to Become Pregnant
Similarly, you will want to be done having children before you have a tummy tuck. Not only can pregnancy stretch our your abdominal skin, but it can also re-separate your abdominals, which are often repaired during tummy tuck surgery.
Not Looking for Fat Reduction
Keep in mind that tummy tucks are only used to get rid of drooping skin and are not used to get rid of a bunch of fat cells. If you also have stubborn pockets of fat in the area, you may want to ask about having a liposuction procedure at the same time.
Want to Get Rid of Excess Skin and Tissues
Most all of our tummy tuck patients in Hollywood, FL have extra skin and tissues hanging down from their lower abdomens.
Prepared for Surgery
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and a recovery.
In Good Health
The best candidates in Hollywood, FL are in good overall health, are non-smokers and do not have a chronic disease.
If you have sagging, drooping skin at the base of your belly and are otherwise in good health and at a healthy weight, this may be an excellent way for you to get the body shape and contours that you desire. Make an appointment with us at eSSe Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL to learn more. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!