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Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Skin & Laser Center

March 2009

What Our Patients are Asking About Tummy Tuck Surgery

1. Is there a recommended target weight for a tummy tuck?

The most important issue is minimizing complications. What is removed during abdominoplasty is less important than what remains.  The less fat remaining, the lower the complication rate.  There is no precise target weight, as everyone’s different. Visit our Tummy Tuck surgery page to learn more  or visit our gallery of before and after photographs.

2. How long should I wait to get a tummy tuck after pregnancy?

First, it’s important that this is most likely your final pregnancy.  Once the condition of your abdomen has stabilized (or is no longer changing noticeably), tummy tuck can be considered.

3.  Who should consider a tummy tuck?  How do I know if this is a good option for me?  Should l consider liposuction instead?

Some people need tummy tuck because the problem is purely excess skin.  Others need both tummy tuck and liposuction, because they have both excess skin in the lower abdomen and fat in the upper abdomen and the hips.  Still others have good skin tone and really only need liposuction.  Only a full evaluation can give the right answer.

4. What procedures can help with excess skin after baby and weight loss?

The most common corrective operations are tummy tuck and breast lift, which address the excess skin remaining following pregnancy and/or  significant weight.