Do you know whether a tummy tuck is the right answer to your problems? A tummy tuck can help to repair and reshape your abdominal area,* with research showing that there may be additional medical benefits as well. There are a few times in your life when opting for a tummy tuck might make sense for you.
You Have Excess Abdominal Skin from Pregnancy or Weight Loss
It’s very common for people who have lost a lot of weight to be left with sagging skin around their stomach. The same is true of women who have carried children. This can make you appear larger than you are and can make you feel self-conscious about your body, even if you’ve worked hard to lose weight and get in shape.
[pullquote]Body contouring surgery like a tummy tuck is the only effective way to get rid of stretched-out abdominal skin.*[/pullquote]
You Are Able to Maintain a Steady, Healthy Weight
It’s important that your weight is stabilized before having a tummy tuck. If you gain weight back after having a tummy tuck, your results could be affected. You may even end up needing tummy tuck revision surgery if you gain too much weight after having an abdominoplasty.
You Don’t Plan to Have More Children
For the same reason you shouldn’t gain a lot of weight after having a tummy tuck, it’s best to wait until you are done having babies before getting one. Abdominoplasty does not affect your ability to become pregnant or have babies, but getting pregnant can affect the way your tummy tuck results look.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.