When it comes to tummy tucks, make sure you are a good candidate

June 21, 2012 Comments Off on When it comes to tummy tucks, make sure you are a good candidate

A tummy tuck procedure offers numerous benefits. The surgery can provide patients with a flatter, more aesthetically pleasing stomach, and in turn provide a boost in self esteem. However, while there are some people well-suited for the treatment, such is not the case for everyone. According to WebMD, there are some prospective patients who may want to reconsider going under the knife.

Sometimes a person's qualifications for surgery have nothing to do with their physical characteristics. For instance, women planning on having children in the future may want to hold off on having a tummy tuck until they're no longer expecting to give birth. That's because the surgery tightens vertical muscles, which can be separated by future pregnancy, undoing the work of the surgeon, according to the website.

Many people choose to have tummy tucks to remove excess skin caused by significant weight loss, so patients planning on losing more weight should postpone their tummy tuck until they are done dropping pounds.

However, if you're in good physical health and don't meet either of the above criteria, there is no reason not to get a tummy tuck. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients should be sure to continue to exercise after the procedure to ensure the results last.

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