The Tummy Tuck is one of the most commonly-performed plastic surgery procedures, making it safe and reliable. Mostly women get this done post-pregnancy, but aging and heredity can also result in lax abdominal muscles that require surgical intervention. Last year 160,000 women in America elected to have Tummy Tucks.

THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT TUMMY TUCK

Q.: Am I a good candidate?

If you’re not planning to become pregnant and have loose skin and lax abdominal muscles, are in good health and wish to get a stronger abdominal wall, you’re probably a good candidate for this procedure. You should be a reasonable body weight. If you’re overweight I’d advise you to lose weight first.

Q.: How long do I have to take off work?

  • 1 to 2 weeks if you have a desk job.
  • 4 weeks if your job involves physical labor.

Q.: Can I combine Tummy Tuck with other surgeries?

Yes. Breast surgery is often combined with Tummy Tuck. This is known as a Mommy Makeover. It’s a longer surgery so you’ll need to be in good health to qualify for it. If you’re over 45 years old, have diabetes or any other health issues, your primary care doctor will have to give you a clearance.

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