Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck, flabby skin on a fat belly, plastic surgery concept tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles. However, as with all medical procedures, a tummy tuck isn’t right for everyone. If you’re interested in achieving a tight, toned abdomen, keep reading to learn if you’re a candidate for a tummy tuck.

Ideal Tummy Tuck Candidates: Breaking Things Down

The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who has loose skin around the abdomen. If your larger goal for the procedure is simply to eliminate fat, other procedures, such as liposuction, may be more effective.

Patients who are ideal candidates are also generally healthy. While it’s true that a modern tummy tuck is a relatively low-risk procedure, there is always the possibility that complications could occur. With no history of medical conditions in vital organs like the heart and lungs, you can increase the likelihood of a safe and effective procedure.

Another sign that you’re an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is that you’re not planning on losing significant weight in the future. A tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, so patients should generally be at their goal weight prior to scheduling a consultation.

Overall, it’s also important to have the right expectations when exploring the possibility of a tummy tuck in the first place. While the effects are permanent, having good habits in place, such as a balanced diet and exercise, can help your results last. You should stick to a healthy lifestyle before and especially after the procedure.

Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Yates

Dr. York Yates is a passionate, experienced cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon who has proudly served patients in and around Salt Lake City, Utah, for many years. In addition to tummy tucks, Dr. Yates offers breast augmentation, mommy makeovers, liposuction, and much more. Regardless of your goals, Dr. Yates can develop a personalized plan to help you meet them–all while exceeding your expectations at the same time.

If you’d like to determine if you are a candidate for a tummy tuck or if you have any additional questions you’d like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to contact York Yates, MD, today at 801-525-8741.

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