Tummy Tuck Candidacy

Published on November 5, 2009 by Brian Joseph

If you are tired of spending hours at the gym, performing hundreds of crunches and trying to stay true to your diet and you still have an unsatisfactory abdominal area, a tummy tuck may be the perfect answer. Also called abdominoplasty, this procedure can help to fill in where diets and exercise fail. Tummy tucks have helped hundreds of thousands of men and women contour their abdomens into a flatter, smoother contour.

So how do you know if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure? When assessing potential patients, Florida cosmetic surgeon Dr. Brian Joseph will look for people who lead healthy lifestyles and have a good medical history. Certain individuals are especially good candidates, including:

  • Women who have been pregnant and have delivered babies either vaginally or via Cesarean section. Multiple pregnancies can have a greater effect on a woman’s abdominal elasticity and muscle tone. (This surgery is not recommended for women to plan to become pregnant again.)
  • Men and women who have lost major amounts of weight, either through diet and exercise or by a specific type of gastric surgery. (It is not recommended for people who plan to lose a lot of weight in the future.)

Tummy tucks are not for people who think this is a quick method to lose weight. Likewise, getting a tummy tuck will not magically make a person more attractive or more popular, although self-confidence is often increased as a result of the procedure.

If you live in the Orlando, Florida area and would like to discover if a tummy tuck is right for you, please contact our office today to request a tummy tuck consultation.

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