Hello, I’m 150 lbs. and 5’1″ tall. Would I be a good candidate for a tummy tuck? I have a lot of excess skin in my stomach area after I had my daughter.

A: tummy tuck candidate

It is difficult to determine if a patient is a candidate for a tummy tuck based solely on their height and weight. The quality of the skin, the laxity of the abdominal muscles and the amount of excess fat, are all critical in determining the best procedure. You should also give thought to whether or not you will plan to have any more children, as the best time for a tummy tuck is when you are done having children. This will avoid any further stretching of the skin and compromise of your surgical result.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno