Are you a candidate for a tummy tuck?
Think You Want a Tummy Tuck? 4 Signs That You Are an Ideal Candidate
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a special procedure that removes excess fat and skin that may cause you physical and emotional discomfort. After a tummy tuck, your abdomen will look flatter and have a smoother appearance. You may also feel more comfortable enjoying activities such as exercising or going swimming. While this is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that people seek in Tucson, AZ, making sure that you are an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck ensures that you get the desired results.
You Are Bothered by How Your Abdomen Looks
A tummy tuck may be a relatively common procedure, but it does require you to be fully committed to embracing the results and doing what it takes to care for yourself during your recovery. This means that you need to make sure that you are doing it for yourself and not to impress someone else. Take a moment to think about how you feel about your body. If you find that excess skin or an overhang interferes with your comfort and happiness, then this procedure might be what you need to improve your wellbeing.
You’ve Reached a Healthy Weight
Doctors use this procedure to help tighten up your abdominal muscles and remove the extra skin that sometimes is left behind after weight loss. However, a tummy tuck shouldn’t be used as a weight loss method. Instead, your results will be better and last longer if you are already at a goal weight that you can maintain.
You Don’t Smoke and Follow Other Healthy Lifestyle Practices
Smoking reduces blood flow to all parts of your body, and this can affect your ability to heal after the procedure. A smoker’s cough can also put strain on your abdominal muscles while they are trying to heal. You’ll need to stop smoking for several weeks before your tummy tuck, and you’ll want to continue to abstain during your recovery. It is also important to make sure to eat nutritious meals and avoid heavy drinking once you begin prepping for your tummy tuck.
You Have Realistic Expectations About the Final Results
That perfectly flat tummy that you see on movie stars is rarely possible for the average person. On top of not having the benefit of using filters and photoshop in real life, you may not have the same body type as them. What a tummy tuck can do, however, is improve your current appearance by eliminating bulges and flaps of skin. Dr. Mahabir and Dr. Kurtovic can help you set realistic expectations by talking to you about how the procedure is expected to refine your personal body features.
Making sure that you are ready for a tummy tuck involves taking a close look at your physical health and talking about what you hope to achieve. During a consultation appointment with Tucson Plastic Surgery, you’ll meet with one of our doctors to get a personalized recommendation regarding your candidacy for a tummy tuck. If you can check off each item on this list, then fill out our online form to schedule a consultation that helps you complete the first step towards getting a flatter tummy.