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Who is an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck?

A good candidate for a tummy tuck is a person whose body weight is not very deviant from the ideal body weight, but with excess fat deposits and loose skin around the abdominal region. In many cases, this stubborn fat tissue may not reduce by physical exercise, yoga or other techniques. The loose skin may not be tightened through any alternate methods. In such a situation, tummy tuck is the most effective solution.

Patients who have gone through an especially large pregnancy with stretch marks or those who have developed very loose skin in the lower belly can be good candidates for a tummy tuck. Patients who have had prior stomach surgery develop scars that are unsightly. Such patients can also benefit from the procedure. These scars can all be removed or converted into scars that are well concealed.

Patients who have undergone liposuction alone and lost some fat but without the skin being tightened may also like to opt for a tummy tuck. Some patients do get tight skin after liposuction, but some other patients may not. Those people are also good candidates for a tummy tuck. Tightening their abdominal skin will take them from having an irregular contour on the stomach to a smooth contour.

Some overweight people opt for gastric bypass surgery and manage to shed a lot of excess fat. But this surgery may leave behind excess skin that is undesirable from a cosmetic point of view, and also there is a risk of fungal infections with such a condition. Therefore, such candidates are also ideal for a tummy tuck procedure because there is no other credible alternative to get rid of the excess loose skin.

As a person ages, the skin tends to lose its elasticity and muscles become weaker. This process is more severe around the belly region in many cases. So people in older age groups who wish to achieve a flatter, smoother and firmer belly are also good candidates for tummy tuck.

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