WHO IS A CANDIDATE? - Tummy Tuck
A Tummy Tuck is appropriate for men and women who are in good health and have any combination of loose abdominal skin, excess abdominal fat, or lax abdominal musculature.
A patient may be a candidate for a Tummy Tuck if she has any of the following:
- Excess or loose, hanging abdominal skin, either from weight loss or pregnancy.
- An abdomen that protrudes unnaturally and out of proportion to the rest of the body.
- An abdominal muscle compartment that has been weakened by pregnancy or aging.
- Excess fat that is concentrated beneath the abdominal skin.
If a patient is planning to have more children, a standard Tummy Tuck, one that includes tightening of the abdominal muscle wall, should not be done. However, it is safe to have a Tummy Tuck that removes solely excess skin, such as can be present following a large weight loss.