Who is a good tummy tuck candidate?
If you aren’t satisfied with the appearance of your midsection because of loose, sagging skin, abdominoplasty might be a good procedure for you. A protruding or sagging abdomen can be caused by aging, heredity, pregnancy, prior surgery and weight fluctuations. Good candidates are physically healthy and are at a stable weight.
Importantly, a good candidate also has realistic expectations about what a tummy tuck can do. Work with Dr. Castrellon to understand how your appearance will change, and if it fits your goals.
What are results like?
A tummy tuck procedure results in a flatter, firmer shape and feel of the abdomen. The appearance of your stomach will better match the rest of your body. The procedure can remove a significant amount of unwanted skin and fat. It will also tighten the vertical muscles of the abdomen, further improving appearance.
However, tummy tuck is not the right procedure for those who want to remove all their unwanted body fat from the belly area. In some cases, fat that is causing undesirable appearance is internal to the abdominal muscles. The best patient for this procedure are already near their desired weight.