The best candidates for a tummy tuck
The best candidates for abdominoplasty are those who are in relatively good shape, but are bothered by fat deposits or loose abdominal skin that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise. A tummy tuck is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where it can return to normal. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.
Patients who intend to lose a lot of weight should postpone a tummy tuck. Women planning on future pregnancies should also wait, since vertical muscles in the abdomen that are tightened during surgery can separate again during pregnancy.