Is a Tummy Tuck Right For You?

By on February 23, 2017 under Plastic Surgery

Both men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of their lower abdomen due to excess skin and fat may find that they wish to look into plastic surgery. A tummy tuck in the Boston area can help to remedy an array of cosmetic abdominal issues.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a procedure done to remove excess fat and skin as well as tighten the abdomen. A long incision is made above the pubic hairline, and abdominal skin is lifted. Any damaged or weekend abdominal muscles are then repaired, and excess skin and fat trimmed away.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Aging, hereditary reasons, pregnancy, prior surgery, and significant weight loss are all factors that can cause a patient to choose to undergo a tummy tuck.

Patients who are dealing with excess skin and fat, and/or a protruding abdomen are often good candidates for this procedure. It is important that patients be at a stable weight before undergoing a tummy tuck procedure, as significant weight loss or gain could impact results.

Having realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure is also helpful, as expecting the impossible will only leave you disappointed.

It is important to understand that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss solution, and should not be used to remedy excess fat in obese patients.

If you are located in the Boston area and are interested in learning more about the tummy tuck procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hall.


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