Important things to know about Tummy Tucks

ABC7’s The More in the Morning team spoke with Dr. Michael K. Kim, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, to discuss abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a tummy tuck. It has to start with who is a good candidate and who is willing to alter their lifestyle.

Who May Be a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

By and large, you are an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck given the following conditions:

  • You are in excellent health and would love to get rid of loose, sagging abdominal skin and/or strengthen weak abdominal muscles
  • You just had childbirth and would like to improve the appearance of your belly following childbirth
  • You just experienced massive weight loss but would like to get rid of the loose fat or skin extending to your back or sides
  • You are more or less within the range of your ideal weight
  • You have realistic expectations of the surgery

Who May Not Be a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

You may not be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck if:

  • You have existing health problems – you may have to make sure that you are fully healed or recovered from such health condition
  • You are overweight or underweight – you may have to gain more weight or shed a few pounds
  • You have plans of getting pregnant in the future – it may be best to postpone tummy tuck after your last pregnancy as the muscles that are lifted and tightened during a tummy tuck may separate again during pregnancy and childbirth

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