Should I get a tummy tuck?

Patients who have sagging skin and fat in their abdominal area may not want to “roll” with it. If you want to get rid of that extra roll or pooch, a tummy tuck may be right for you. But how do you know if you are a good candidate for surgery? Read on to learn more about tummy tuck surgery.

You understand this is not a substitute for weight loss. A good candidate is in good overall health, has tried diet and exercise to reduce the area, and is prepared to follow a healthy diet and exercise program after surgery to maintain results.

You’ve experienced pregnancy and childbirth. Pregnancy can stretch and separate abdominal muscles and stretch the skin, creating an “apron” of excess skin around the abdomen. A tummy tuck removes the excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens applicable abdominal muscles as well. If you’re planning on having more children, you may want to hold off on having a tummy tuck as it can negatively affect the results, requiring further surgery.

You’ve lost a significant amount of weight or had weight loss surgery. Men and women turn to a tummy tuck to remove the loose skin and stubborn fat pockets that diet and exercise alone can’t correct. Often, this is done for functional reasons as well, as the apron of skin hanging below the belly can present mobility problems and rashes or other concerns.

You’re addressing other concerns. A tummy tuck, liposuction and breast augmentation are part of the popular “Mommy Makeover” surgery to help women improve the appearance of their breasts, abdominal and other areas.

With a healthy lifestyle, the results from a tummy tuck surgery can last for many years. A consultation with Dr. Price will help you determine whether this popular procedure is right for you. To learn more about procedures that can help you achieve your desired results, call (203) 453-6635 to set up a consultation with Dr. Price.

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