The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) has become a widely-sought plastic surgery procedure, especially for women who have lost a significant amount of weight after pregnancy or diet and exercise. Loose abdominal muscles, sagging stomach skin, and stretch marks are all factors that can be addressed by a tummy tuck.
A good tummy tuck candidate should be in good overall health and physical shape to qualify for this procedure. During a consultation, Dr. Kim will assess a few different factors, such as:
- Your skin’s elasticity
- Type of belly fat
- Muscle laxity
- Degree of stretch marks
- Medical history
Sometimes, the aging process alone can cause your abdominal skin to sag or lose its elasticity, making many older men and women potential tummy tuck candidates as well. If you are not finished having children, you should postpone abdominoplasty until after your final pregnancy, since pregnancy can compromise the results of this procedure.
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