Statistics show that in 2022, more than 205,000 tummy tucks were performed in the United States. This popular procedure is often performed after a patient loses a significant amount of weight to help them restore a more youthful, slimmer look. Determining if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck can help you decide whether it is time for you to get the surgery for yourself.
What Can a Tummy Tuck Do?
A tummy tuck is an effective solution for tackling several areas of concern in the abdominal area at once. Some of the ways a tummy tuck can help include:
- Removing excess skin from the treated area
- Eliminating unwanted fat
- Addressing stretch marks
- Reducing the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles
A tummy tuck can tighten the appearance of your hips, lower back, and stomach area while improving your shape and contour.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck
There are several factors used to determine if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck.
You Have Loose Skin and Excess Fat Around Your Abdominal Area
A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat around the abdominal area. For this reason, you must have excess skin and fat in this area for the surgery to be effective. Additionally, patients can benefit significantly from having liposuction performed at the same time as their tummy tuck surgery to enhance the results. If you simply have fat in your stomach region and abdominal area, liposuction may be a more appropriate option to help you reach your goals.
You Are in Good Overall Health
Although tummy tuck surgery is low-risk, it is important to be in good overall health prior to surgery. You should have a healthy heart and lungs and not have any health conditions that slow your ability to heal.
You Have No Plans of Becoming Pregnant in the Future
If you are planning on going through any future pregnancies, it may be best to hold off on a tummy tuck. Future pregnancies can result in weight changes that may eliminate the results you achieved through surgery.
To determine if a tummy tuck is right for you, contact our professionals today to schedule an appointment.
Schedule a Tummy Tuck in Layton, UT Today
Dr. Joseph Jensen is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience helping individuals across Layton, UT, achieve favorable results with top-quality aesthetic procedures. To discuss how a tummy tuck can help you, contact us at 385-424-4567 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jensen.