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4 Signs You're a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck

4 Signs You're a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck

Do you want a smoother and firmer abdominal profile? Consider a tummy tuck!

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure designed to eliminate surplus fat and skin while often repairing weakened or separated muscles.

You may have made lots of effort through exercise and weight management, but still a flat and well-toned abdomen eludes you. Factors such as aging, heredity, pregnancy, previous surgeries, and significant weight fluctuations can contribute to the development of a protruding or saggy belly, even if you have an otherwise healthy body weight and proportion.

Dr. Yaqub Baraki at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center expertly provides tummy tuck surgery that will help you look (and feel) your best. If you’re intrigued by the idea of a tummy tuck and what it can do for your physique and self-confidence, read on to learn the four signs that you may be an exemplary candidate for a tummy tuck.

1. You have excess fat and skin in your abdominal area

A tummy tuck is especially effective in addressing excess skin and fat in the abdominal region. You might have these unwanted features due to factors like pregnancy, significant weight loss, or natural aging. 

If you have loose, sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat that don't respond to diet and exercise, a tummy tuck may be an effective solution to achieve a firmer, more contoured abdomen.

2. You have diastasis recti

If you’re a woman who’s been pregnant, you may be quite familiar with diastasis recti. This condition describes separation of the abdominal muscles, often occurring during pregnancy or as a result of significant weight fluctuations. 

This separation can create a bulging or protruding appearance in the midsection, even after losing weight. A tummy tuck can repair diastasis recti by tightening the abdominal muscles, resulting in a flatter, more toned abdomen.

3. You want improved body contours

If you're self-conscious about the appearance of your abdomen and feel that it affects your confidence and self-esteem, a tummy tuck may be the solution you've been seeking. By removing excess skin and fat, tightening the abdominal muscles, and sculpting a more defined waistline, a tummy tuck can enhance your body contour and boost your confidence in your appearance.

4. You’re at a stable weight 

Although a tummy tuck can produce dramatic improvements in your abdomen’s appearance, it isn’t a tool for major weight loss. It’s important that you be at a stable weight and have healthy habits to support your size after the procedure. The results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, but the results can be negatively affected by major weight fluctuations. 

Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck are those who are at or near their target weight and lead a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet. By maintaining healthy habits, you can enjoy long-lasting results and maximize the benefits of your tummy tuck. 

A tummy tuck can be a life-changing procedure if you struggle with excess skin, fat, and muscle laxity in the abdominal area. Call Lansdowne Aesthetic Center today, or use this website to set up a consultation to learn more about abdominoplasty and whether it’s a good solution for your physique concerns. 

We can create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the toned, contoured abdomen you desire.

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