If you are unhappy with the appearance of your belly, then a tummy tuck may be an excellent option for you. The procedure is performed to remove sagging skin and excess fat in the stomach region and tighten abdominal muscles in order to achieve a more toned, flat abdomen. However, a tummy tuck is not for everyone.

In general, ideal tummy tuck candidates:

  • Have loose abdominal muscles
  • Have excess fat and sagging skin in the abdominal region
  • Are in good overall health
  • Are near their ideal body weight
  • Do not smoke or are willing to quit smoking prior to the procedure and throughout the recovery period
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure

If you are considering having children in the future, you should discuss these plans with Dr. Desai during your initial consultation. While future pregnancies do not necessarily rule you out as a candidate for a tummy tuck, they will most likely adversely impact your results. To avoid this, Dr. Desai may recommend that you wait until you are done having children to move forward with your tummy tuck.

The best way to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Desai at his Jacksonville plastic surgery office. During your consultation, Dr. Desai will listen carefully to your aesthetic goals and evaluate your body type before recommending the best procedure to achieve your desired outcome.

Please contact the Florida Plastic Surgery Group today to schedule your tummy tuck consultation. Dr. Desai serves patients in Jacksonville, Florida.

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