Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

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Tummy tuck candidateA tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which excess fat and skin is removed, and stomach muscles are tightened. Abdominoplasty creates a smoother and firmer stomach.

A tummy tuck is not a substitute for diet and exercise.

A tummy tuck should not be confused with liposuction. Liposuction is a procedure where fat deposits are removed from trouble spots.

Traits that make a good candidate include:

  • Good overall health
  • Stable weight
  • A non-smoker
  • Dissatisfaction with overall tummy appearance

You should not have a tummy tuck if:

  • You plan to have more children. Stomach muscles that are tightened during a tummy tuck will be loosened again during pregnancy.
  • You are planning to lose a lot more weight. Tummy tuck candidate's weight should be stable.
  • You are trying to remove stretchmarks above the navel. A tummy tuck will not remove all stretch marks.

Patients are often unhappy with the appearance of their abdomen because of a combination of common factors, including:

  • Genetics
  • Changes associated with pregnancy
  • Weight gain and sagging from age
  • Significant fluctuation in weight
  • Prior surgery

If you are interested in having a tummy tuck and you are in the Las Vegas area, contact Dr. Hayley Brown at 702-260-7707 to schedule your consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon.