Tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty can help you achieve a flat, tight abdomen through removal of loose, excess fat and skin. The success and safety of your tummy tuck procedure is based on your honesty during your consultation. You should note that tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss surgery, but rather is a procedure that seeks to help you achieve abdominal firmness. If you are considering a tummy tuck surgery, here are ways to know whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.
You’re in Good Physical Shape
A good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure is close to his or her ideal body weight. He or she should also maintain a stable weight prior to the procedure.
You are a Non-smoker
If you want the best results, you should be a non-smoker or if you smoke, you should quit before the procedure. Smoking could cause excessive bleeding and other complications during the procedure. It also contains carbon monoxide and nicotine which could cause complications during the procedure. Nicotine causes constriction of blood vessels making it more difficult for blood, nutrients and oxygen to be delivered, and heal your wound.
You have Realistic Expectations
A good tummy tuck candidate has realistic surgical goals. For example, you cannot expect the procedure to get rid of all your stretch marks; instead, it helps to improve their appearance.
You have undergone Pregnancy
During pregnancy, abdominal muscles are subjected to immense stretching. The abdominal muscles separate in the midline causing stretch marks to appear over abdominal skin. After pregnancy, the excess skin does not shrink back to its original skin and the muscles do not regain their tone. Fats also build up during pregnancy and cannot be shed off by regular exercises and dieting. Tummy tuck procedure and liposuction could be used to improve the appearance of sagging skin and help you get a firmer midsection.
You have had Weight Loss
This procedure is ideal for patients who have undergone weight loss. Rapid weight loss often results in excess skin around the abdomen. However, you need to maintain a stable weight prior to the surgery. Bear in mind that patients who are too heavy and have lots of skin are not good candidates for this procedure.
You have Excess Sagging Skin
Patients with excess sagging skin around their abdomens can get a shapelier midsection by undergoing a tummy tuck. If you have poor skin quality, a tummy tuck may not improve it; it only works for the skin around your abdomen.
You want to improve your Self-esteem
If your self- confidence is marred by a protruding abdomen, you can consider having a tummy tuck. It’s ideal for people who cannot participate in some activities because they are bothered by the appearance of their abdomen.
Interested in getting a tummy tuck?
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