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4 Sure Fire Signs You Are a Good Candidate For an Abdominoplasty

Are you feeling self conscious about excess skin around your abdomen? Here are 4 signs that an abdominoplasty might be the right option for you.

An abdominoplasty, also referred to as a tummy tuck, is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that is designed to tighten your abdominal muscles and remove any excess fat from the area for a more toned and flattened appearance.

An abdominoplasty can be used to address a number of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Stubborn belly fat
  • Abdominal scars
  • Loose abdominal muscles
  • Excess skin around the abdominal area


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4 Signs An Abdominoplasty Is Right For You

An abdominoplasty is a safe and very effective cosmetic procedure that may help you achieve the well-proportioned figure you desire. During this treatment, your plastic surgeon will remove any excess skin or fat, while carefully tightening any weakened abdominal muscles.

While this is an excellent body contouring procedure, it is not the right treatment for everyone. Before deciding to undergo this procedure, here are 4 signs that you might be a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure:

1. You’re in Good Overall Health

When performed by a knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon, an abdominoplasty is a low-risk procedure. However, you shouldn’t undergo any surgery if you aren’t in good overall health or if you have any underlying health conditions.

During this procedure, you will be sedated with general anesthesia, so you should talk to your surgeon if you suffer from:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • A bleeding disorder
  • Depression
  • Heart disease


Certain Lifestyle Habits Can Make the Surgery More Risky

If you smoke or drink alcohol excessively, you must discuss this with your surgeon during a consultation. Since such lifestyle habits can increase your surgical risk and make recovery harder, it might mean that you aren’t a good candidate for cosmetic surgery.

2. You Have Loose Skin Around Your Abdomen

An abdominoplasty can target stubborn pockets of fat but to be a good candidate for this procedure, you must have a significant amount of excess skin around your abdomen.

Why? To perform the tummy tuck, a large incision will have to be made and if you don’t have enough excess skin, this can create tension in the scar and lead to an undesirable stretched look.



3. You Know What to Expect

Abdominoplasties have a significant impact on a patient’s appearance and self confidence. However, you must remember that they are NOT intended as a weight loss surgery. Before undergoing this procedure, you must be aware that:

  • The recovery period is quite extensive
  • Your results will appear gradually as your healing progresses
  • You’ll need to eat a healthy diet and maintain a regular exercise routine

If you are committed to a healthy lifestyle, then you are most likely a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure.



4. You Aren’t Planning on Losing Any More Weight or Getting Pregnant

Both pregnancy and being overweight can cause significant damage to your abdominal muscles, resulting in the skin stretching around your belly. This means that even after you deliver your baby, or reach a healthy weight range, the tissues will continue to hang loosely around your stomach.

A tummy tuck is a great way to repair these tissues so that your body will accurately reflect your healthy weight range.

What about if I want to lose more weight or have another baby?

If you are planning on losing more weight or getting pregnant again, then it is advisable to wait before undergoing an abdominoplasty. This is because losing more weight or pregnancy can re-stretch the skin around your belly or leave more excess skin around your stomach, negating the great results of the procedure.


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To find out more about our customized cosmetic surgery procedures, including abdominoplasty and facelifts, and to learn how our team of plastic surgeons can help you achieve all your aesthetic goals, visit us at 401-3320 Richter St, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 250-868-9799 or fill in our online contact form.


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