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Should I Get a Tummy Tuck? Advice for Patients

Tips from our Abdominoplasty Surgeons

Should I Get a Tummy Tuck? Advice for Patients from our Abdominoplasty NYC SurgeonShould I get a tummy tuck? That is one of the most frequently asked questions by our patients who want to get a sleek and slim physique. Abdominoplasty helps to increase self-confidence about your overall appearance. Unfortunately, diet and exercise sometimes isn’t enough to get rid of flabby skin and loose muscles.

If you want to look and feel great, then our abdominoplasty expert surgeons from the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team can provide you with exceptional results. But how do you know if you are a good candidate for this procedure?

Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss

Though basically anybody can opt to get a tummy tuck, we have found that some types of patients are better than others.

If you have lost a significant amount of weight and need abdominal skin removal or to tighten loose muscles in your abdomen, a tummy tuck after weight loss can make you feel sexy and confident again. It will help to tighten everything and give you back a body shape that suits your new, smaller size.

Plastic Surgery for Moms

Our abdominoplasty expert surgeon understands that a child is a beautiful and special gift. But sometimes, after a new mom gives birth, they can be left with sagging, unsightly skin as well as C-section scars. If you’re a mom and want to look as good as you feel, a tummy tuck can get your body bikini-ready for any time of the year!

Plastic surgery for moms helps patients be proud and flaunt their gorgeous new shape with the help of the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team. Whenever our mommy makeover patients come in and ask the question, "Should I get a tummy tuck?" our answer is always a resounding, "YES! You deserve it!"

Unfit Candidates for Surgery With Our Tummy Tuck Long Island or NYC Doctors

We want you to know that a tummy tuck is not for everyone. If you fit into any of the following criteria, you should think twice before having this procedure.

  • Smoker: If you are a smoker, this can increase your risk of things going wrong during your procedure. We will not operate on smokers.
  • Morbidly Obese: A tummy tuck cannot help morbidly obese individuals get the look that they want. For patients who want tummy tuck after weight loss, you should be within about 30 pounds of your ideal weight and be stable at that weight for at least 6 months. However, we can help with removal of the panniculus (abdominal skin removal) for morbidly obese patients in good health.
  • Unrealistic Expectations: If you think a tummy tuck will change your entire appearance or if you have unhealthy body image issues, then this procedure is not for you.


Contact the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team in our Tummy Tuck Long Island or NYC Centers

Still asking yourself, "Should I get a tummy tuck?" Great! Our abdominoplasty surgeons and the rest of the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team is looking forward to meeting you so make an appointment today for a free consultation.