Who Is a Good Candidate for Abdominoplasty?

Cosmetic surgeries are all about self-expression, achieving body goals, and feeling comfortable in your body. Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure designed to remove loose skin and contour the body. However, sometimes it can be difficult to know if abdominoplasty would be beneficial for you. Let’s take a closer look at who is a good candidate for abdominoplasty so you can make the most out of your tummy tuck.

Large Weight Loss

Your skin is an amazing part of your body that stretches and moves with the shape of your muscles and fat. However, your skin has its limits and will become damaged if stretched too far because of weight gain. Damaged skin will not be able to “snap” back the same way after all the weight is lost. This causes loose and sagging skin to remain even after weight loss. Thankfully, that makes you a perfect candidate for abdominoplasty. A tummy tuck will remove the loose skin and contour your body so you can show off all of your hard work.

Post-Child Birth

Giving birth to a child is a miracle on its own. Unfortunately, it also takes a heavy toll on the body. Childbirth can leave a woman’s stomach with loose and sagging skin. An abdominoplasty is a great option for restoring your stomach to its pre-pregnancy glow and shape. This is why tummy tucks are often included in larger surgical procedures intended for mothers, like mommy makeovers.

Loose Skin From Age

As mentioned before, our skin has the natural ability to stretch and form our bodies. However, that ability becomes greatly reduced as we age because of collagen and elastin loss. This is a natural process, but it can lead to loose and sagging skin on the stomach. This makes older people with loose abdominal skin a perfect candidate for a tummy tuck.

Is It Right for Me?

At the end of the day, you may still be unsure if abdominoplasty is right for you. Thankfully, Dr. Eric Schaffer believes that every treatment should be patient-focused and caters to patient needs. He will assess your needs and advise on the best treatment to reach your goals during a consultation. If you’re trying to get rid of your loose abdominal skin, then contact Dr. Schaffer’s office at 210-227-3223 today.

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