A tummy tuck can be one of the most dramatic and efficient solutions to slimming your midsection, especially if liposuction or exercising isn’t working for you. Unfortunately, not all cosmetic procedures are right for everyone. Considerations such as body type or health disorders can affect your ability to get a tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty. Here are some factors that make people a good candidate for this procedure:
Pregnancy is a wonder, but not for your abdomen. During pregnancy, your skin and muscles stretch and, especially after multiple pregnancies, are sometimes impossible to slim through diet and exercise. In this case, if you are healthy, then you are a perfect candidate for a tummy tuck - it will restore your muscle and skin tightness from before the pregnancy.
Significant Weight Loss
Whether you simply dieted and exercised with great results or you got medical help to rid yourself of excess fat, losing a lot of weight often leaves behind saggy muscles and skin, something that exercise cannot correct. In this case, a tummy tuck is beneficial, as it will give you the body that you worked so hard for.
Despite good-faith efforts to exercise and eat properly, the fact is that with age your body may not respond as well as it used to. A tummy tuck can have restorative effects, as it will give your abdomen some of the slimness and youthful qualities that it once had.
If you fall into any of the above categories and are interested in a tummy tuck, then visit Dr. Michael A. Horn for more information. Along with abdominoplasty, Dr. Horn offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures and specializes in breast augmentation. Make an appointment today by calling (312) 202-9000.