Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?April 29, 2014
If you’ve dieted and exercised and still haven’t achieved the flat midsection you want, other factors like genetics, prior pregnancy, and weight fluctuations could be sabotaging your efforts. But a tummy tuck can help you achieve the look you want even when traditional approaches fail. During your initial consultation, our Washington DC plastic surgeons will determine whether a tummy tuck is the right answer for you.
In a tummy tuck, our plastic surgeons remove fat and skin from the abdomen, creating a smooth, firm appearance. The surrounding muscles are also tightened, which further helps promote a flat stomach.
To be considered a good candidate for a tummy tuck, you should:
- Be at a stable weight
- Be in generally good health
- Have realistic goals
- Not smoke
- Want to improve the way you look
- Have loose, hanging skin, excess fat, or stretched abdominal muscles
Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown often recommend a tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover, since it is an excellent way to tighten abdominal muscles that have been impacted by prior pregnancies. It is also commonly performed on patients who have undergone significant weight loss and would like to improve the appearance of excess hanging skin resulting from their weight loss.
If you’re ready to learn how a tummy tuck can improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence, please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in the Washington DC area.