A tummy tuck is a procedure in which excess skin and fat are removed from the abdominal area, and underlying muscles are tightened to produce a slim, firm appearance. Many people look to tummy tuck surgery following significant weight loss or pregnancy, but anyone with a significant amount of sagging skin around the midsection may benefit from this procedure.
Board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin has years of experience helping people determine if tummy tuck surgery will help them reach their goals. During your private, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Crispin it can best be determined if this is the right procedure for you.
Tummy Tuck Candidates
Ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery should be in generally good health. If you are a smoker, you will need to quit at least six weeks prior to your procedure and remain a nonsmoker at least through your recovery period. In addition, good candidates should be close to their goal weight. Tummy tuck surgery can remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, but it is not a good weight loss method.
You should be prepared for a surgical procedure and required recovery time. You should also be aware of any potential tummy tuck risks. All of these things will be discussed with you in full during your initial consultation. Please feel free to bring a list of your tummy tuck questions along with information about your medical history to help Dr. Crispin in assessing your tummy tuck candidacy.
If you live in or around Atlanta, Georgia and would like to know if you are a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation.