Ideal Candidates for Tummy Tucks

Who's a Good Candidate for Tummy Tucks? | Dr. John Park, Newport Beach, CA

Ideal Candidates for Tummy Tucks

John Park MD Plastic Surgery is a Newport Beach leader in the tummy tuck, giving patients the confidence they deserve. Most people don’t have a naturally flat tummy, especially as we age, post-childbirth, or after experiencing weight fluctuations. The skin naturally loses elastin and collagen as we get older, which can lead to saggy skin and a crepe-like look. This is particularly true in the tummy area, which is known for getting stretched out with weight fluctuations or with childbirth.

A popular part of a mommy makeover surgery, the tummy tuck is sometimes two procedures to help achieve beautiful results. It almost always involves liposuction of the stomach as well as abdominoplasty (also known as the tummy tuck).

We understand – it’s frustrating to work hard on a diet and exercise regimen only to have the tummy area refuse to flatten and tighten. Bellies are a challenging area, prone to hosting pockets of fat. Only a tummy tuck can guarantee a taut, flat, shapely tummy when diet and exercise have failed. Liposuction in itself removes fat, but does nothing to tighten the skin. A tummy tuck combines liposuction with abdominoplasty for immediate, incredible results.

Tummy Tuck Surgery Considerations

Because of the nature of a tummy tuck surgery, there is a recovery period that should be considered. Additionally, as with all surgeries, the size of the final scar depends on numerous factors. One of the biggest factors in incision size is how much of the tummy needs tightening. Some patients need excess skin removed from side to side, while others have trouble zones just in the very center of the abdomen. However, many tummy tuck scars look quite similar to caesarean scars. For moms who did have a caesarean, the tummy tuck incision can often be closely aligned to the C-section scar for minimal additional scarring.

Both men and women of nearly all ages may be good candidates for a tummy tuck. However, the patient does need to be in good health and not on medications that may be contraindicated in elective surgeries. Your doctor will determine whether you qualify for a tummy tuck during initial consultations. The best candidates for a tummy tuck are healthy patients who have exhausted exercise and diet regimens. They have stubborn fat in the belly and loose, saggy skin that gets in the way of their confidence and dressing comfortably.

Tummy Tuck Surgery in Newport Beach – Ask Dr. John Park

Are you interested in a tummy tuck? Would you like to find out if you’re a promising candidate? Contact John Park MD Plastic Surgery at 949-777-6883 today and schedule your consultation.

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