When Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?


You've tried shaping your tummy the natural way. You changed your eating habits. You exercise every day. You try different targeted exercises that are meant to tone your midsection. In spite of making so many good choices, your abdomen isn't cooperating. You're looking at bulges of stubborn fat. Worse yet, you have loose skin that won't tighten up. Now could be the right time for you to choose a tummy tuck to get the results you have tried to get on your own. Team up with Dr. J. Timothy Katzen to learn more about the possibilities that come with this popular contouring procedure.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is ideal when you are struggling with excess hanging abdomen skin and isolated tummy fat deposits. It's common to struggle with these issues when you have lost weight, or you have been pregnant. If you have had more than one pregnancy, you are even more likely to struggle with toning up your tummy again. Regardless of why you are dealing with the combined problems of flabby skin and unwanted fat, a tummy tuck gives you a surgical option that will alter your midsection to look the way you want.

Will a Tummy Tuck Work if You Want to Lose Weight?

A tummy tuck isn't a weight management procedure. It's ideal for body contouring when you want to focus on your tummy. If your weight isn't within close range of where you would like it to be, you will need to take care of your weight loss before you look at any procedures to enhance your figure. It should be noted that a tummy tuck should wait if you are thinking about having more children within the next year. Every pregnancy will bring about changes to your abdomen. Timing is everything to get the most from your tummy tuck procedure.

Ask Dr. Katzen if You Should Consider a Tummy Tuck

If you are thinking about turning to plastic surgery, Dr. Katzen is a great resource. Before you move forward with any surgery that is going to change your body, make sure it is what you want. Dr. Katzen can help you understand the tummy tuck procedure so you will know whether or not it is right for you. You will also need to take a look at any medical issues you may have that could put you at increased risk of complications. If Dr. Katzen thinks the tummy tuck procedure would work for you, you can take the next step. Contact one of Dr. Katzen's offices in Beverly Hills or Las Vegas to schedule your consultation!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.