A tummy tuck procedure or abdominoplasty cosmetic procedure is appropriate for patients who are in good health, who have realistic expectations and have one or more of the following:
- Extra or sagging abdominal skin
- A protruding abdomen that is out of proportion to the rest of the body
- Weakened abdominal muscles
- Concentrated excessive fatty tissue in the abdomen
Several factors that influence a tummy tuck include age, weight, history of weight loss, previous or planned abdominal and GYN procedures, muscle shape, fat distribution and laxity of skin.
It should be noted that women planning a future family or losing a considerable amount of weight may not be good candidates for a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck should not be used as a weight loss alternative.
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