Simply having excess abdominal fat and/or skin does not necessarily automatically make a person an ideal candidate. There are certain criteria that tummy tuck surgeon Dr. Otto Placik in Chicago looks for in potential abdominoplasty patients.
Tummy Tuck Criteria
Good candidates for tummy tuck surgery include those who:
Pregnancy can leave women with an abdominal area that is less-than-desirable, despite their efforts to regain a taut stomach area through died and exercise. Tummy tuck surgery can give these women back their bodies, helping to tighten the lax abdominal muscles and remove excess fat and skin.
People who have experienced excessive weight loss through their own efforts or through bariatric surgery also benefit from tummy tuck surgery. In these situations there can be large amounts of excess skin that must be removed in order to allow people to fully enjoy their new body weight and size.
People Who Should Postpone Tummy Tuck Surgery
At times it is wise to postpone abdominoplasty surgery until the person has achieved specific milestones or physical conditions. Reasons to postpone surgery include:
At Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C., Dr. Otto Placik has helped hundreds of men and women achieve a more contoured, sleek abdominal area through tummy tuck surgery. If you are considering this type of cosmetic surgery, please contact our Chicago, Illinois office today to arrange for a free consultation and discover if you are a good candidate.