Ideal Abdominoplasty Candidates

Ideal Abdominoplasty Candidates

Candidates for abdominoplasty need to be in good general health as the procedure is significant surgery.

They should be carrying excess weight in the midsection and have loose or droopy skin around the abdomen.

Have healthy expectations of the outcome and be commited to maintaining the results with regular exercise and diet.

Abdominoplasty candidates should not have serious medical conditions which could put them at risk doing be operation.

Female candidates should not be planning to become pregnant, lose a significant amount of weight post operation or feel pressured in doing the operation by someone else.

Here are some causes that arise the need for a tummy tuck operation:


Pregnancy stretches the skin as well as separates the abdominal muscles and in many cases diet and exercise can be inadequate in tightening up the abdominal area post childbirth.

In many woman muscle tone and skin elasticity may be poor, especially after pregnancy two or three. Many mothers have a great struggle to slim down after pregnancy and have tried unsuccessfully to regain your pre-pregnancy figure through exercise and diet. The surgical removal of loose skin is often the most effective way to achieve the desired body shape.

Tummy tuck surgery, known as Abdominoplasty restores the figure to pre-pregnancy shape, Liposuction can also be required to remove the excess pockets of fat that can remain.

Significant Weight Loss

People who have dieted and have lost a significant amount of weight may enjoy much improved health, however, the significant weight loss can also result in undesirable loose and sagging skin. This combined with now loose abdominal muscles can make a person feel very self-conscious about their new unflattering body shape they worked so hard to achieve.

The plastic surgery tummy tuck procedure can create a physique that better reflects the efforts someone has made to lose significant weight. Body lift, arm lift, thigh lift, and butt lift are procedures that can also be considered following significant weight loss.

The Aging Process

Just as with multiple pregnancies, as a person ages, the skin loses some of its natural elasticity and the muscles gradually weaken.

The aging of a person often has a profound impact on the abdomen, resulting in a sagging stomach. For some, this occurrence is a significant cause of self-consciousness. They feel older and less fit than their minds want them to feel. A tummy tuck can have a great effect on their entire body and sense of wellbeing by enjoying looking younger and healthier again.


The overall shape of one’s body is largely determined by genetics. Some people, regardless of their age, may be genetically predisposed to stubborn abdominal roundness. Plastic surgery can address this and the best way to determine whether abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck will be effective is to discuss your medical and family history as well as your desired goals and with a qualified plastic surgeon.