Pittman Plastic Surgery

Do I Qualify for a Tummy Tuck?

Do you have a stomach pooch that won’t respond to diet and exercise – even though you’re extremely healthy?

It’s not your fault. A lot of individuals – particularly women – are often vulnerable to the development of permanent stomach pooches, which can make them look bigger than they actually are. These pooches may not respond to diet and exercise because that’s not the root of what’s causing the problem. More often than not, this pooch is caused by a damaged abdominal muscle – and it can only be corrected through cosmetic surgery.

A tummy tuck – also known as an abdominoplasty – is a surgical procedure that’s designed to correct those abdominal issues that often arise from pregnancy, significant weight loss, or even just the aging process. Your plastic surgeon will correct damaged abdominal walls during the procedure and make them flat again. As a final step of the surgery, he or she will remove excess skin so you can see your newfound results.

Want to know if you’re an ideal candidate for this surgical procedure? Take a look at the following criteria:

  • You’re a healthy individual who does not use nicotine, in any form. If you do use nicotine, you’ll need to quit 2-4 weeks before you’ll be considered a candidate for this surgery, and continue to refrain from all forms of nicotine for 4-6 weeks following surgery. Additionally, you cannot smoke during your recovery period.
  • You should already follow a good diet and exercise regimen, as a tummy tuck should not be seen as a weight-loss procedure.
  • You should not plan on having a child, as pregnancy can destroy the results of your tummy tuck procedure. You should be done building your family and not planning on getting pregnant again.
  • You should have already tried eliminating a tummy pooch via diet and exercise. Individuals who haven’t yet tried diet and exercise should wait before considering a tummy tuck procedure.

Want to see if you’re an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck procedure? Schedule your consultation at Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA.  Pittman Plastic Surgery serves the Athens metro region. (706) 549-3203

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