At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, we find people in the Sacramento, CA area often believe they could benefit from a tummy tuck but are unsure about what the surgery can provide and how it works. The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure is to consult our experienced surgeon. However, this FAQ is designed to educate you on the surgery and answer some questions you may have.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
The formal name for a tummy tuck is abdominoplasty. The goal of the procedure is to flatten the stomach. Results are typically achieved by the removal of excess skin and fat. The abdominal muscles are also usually tightened. The latter is especially beneficial to women who have given birth. The procedure is equally effective for men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight.
Can the Procedure Be Performed with Other Treatments?
Yes, the surgery can be performed with other treatments. A common example of this is women who receive the surgery as part of a mommy makeover. Mommy makeovers include a variety of treatments such as liposuction, breast lifts or augmentation, and other procedures designed to restore one’s pre-pregnancy figure. If you’re interested in additional procedures or treatments, a customized surgical plan can be discussed during your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate?
There are some criteria that may indicate you would be a good candidate for the procedure, such as:
- Your weight is stable.
- You’re physically healthy.
- Your expectations are realistic.
- You have loose and/or droopy skin around your abdomen.
The above criteria are just a guide. An individualized assessment is needed to firmly determine your candidacy.
It’s important to note the procedure is not a supplement for good diet and exercise. That said, a tummy tuck can provide dramatic results. If you’re interested in determining whether you’re a good candidate for a tummy tuck, schedule a consultation at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA. Contact us today to book your appointment!