When Is The Best Time to Get a Tummy Tuck?
Follow these steps if you want to know when to get a tummy tuck
A common question plastic surgeons are asked is when to get a tummy tuck. Whilst there is no one size fits all answer to this question, because every body and patient is different, there are certain guidelines which make abdominoplasty more likely.
How to know when to get a tummy tuck
There are numerous reasons a patient may consider body rejuvenation surgery, such as abdominioplasty procedures. Most patients start their journey after becoming unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of their mid section.
This can include the upper, lower or full abdomen, and is often a result of weight loss or pregnancy causing sagging skin or skin laxity. Deciding when to get a tummy tuck is down to multiple considerations, including emotional and physical well-being, cost, and recovery time.
Body rejuvenation surgery procedures such as abdominoplasty require considerations other than just the aesthetic result. Can you afford the tummy tuck surgery? Do you have time available to recover from the procedure?
Essentially, when to undergo a tummy tuck is down to a patient’s individual circumstances, and a consultation is advised in order to ascertain whether this type of cosmetic surgery is suitable.
Who is suitable for this kind of body rejuvenation surgery?
Both men and women may be suitable for tummy tuck procedures, although they tend to be more sought after by women due to the effects of pregnancy.
Generally, if you are unhappy with the way your abdomen looks because of loose and sagging skin, but you’re in good overall health and at a healthy weight, you could be a candidate for tummy tuck surgery.
Are there reasons not to undergo abdominoplasty?
If you are considering having more children it may be advised to hold off on surgery, as the skin will likely stretch again. The same would be said for breast uplift and breast augmentation procedures.
Similarly, if you’ve lost weight but are not at your goal weight yet, it may be wise to wait in order to get the best results. Body contouring procedures like this are not a weight loss tool but can provide aesthetic improvements once your journey is complete.
Advice about when to get a tummy tuck
If you are considering body contouring procedures but need advice on when to undergo a tummy tuck consider booking a consultation with a plastic surgeon. This provides an excellent opportunity to discuss your needs and goals with an expert.
Mr Ross specialises in in abdominoplasty procedures including the mini tummy tuck, traditional tummy tuck, fleur de lis procedures, and even fat transfer combined with surgery. A tailored approach is the key to exceptional body rejuvenation surgery results.
When to get a tummy tuck will always be down to the individual, but seeking the advice and skills of a specialist in these procedures will always be the best starting point. Contact the team if you’d like to discuss your needs or book a consultation.