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Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

The number one feature people complain about when it comes to losing weight is their belly. No one wants to have a flabby abdomen. This is why when you go to the gym, you’re going to always see a group of people who are doing crunches or some other form of abdominal exercise. With aging and with changes in life such as pregnancy, your abdomen changes in ways that cannot be undone with just diet and exercise. Sometimes you need a little bit of help to get your abdomen back to the way it was when you were younger. This is where a tummy tuck comes in.

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that has steadily gained popularity every year. It is designed to remove excessive skin and some fat from your mid-area, while at the same time tightening up your skin and your abdominal muscles. For individuals who are good candidates, this procedure can be life-changing. It can give you the confidence to be out in public in your swimwear, and it can make you like what you see when you look in the mirror.

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck is to talk with our cosmetic surgeon during your initial consultation at our office in Austin. During this consultation, our surgeon is going to look at your skin’s elasticity. He is also going to look at the strength and flexibility of your abdominal muscles.

Some things that you can take into consideration to determine if you are a good tummy tuck candidate is whether or not you have extra skin, muscle weakness or extra fat on your abdomen. You will need to have at least some of these things to see any benefit from a tummy tuck. You also need to look at your health. You need to be in relatively good shape and in relatively good health in order to qualify for this procedure.

Most women in Austin who have had one or multiple pregnancies are good candidates for this procedure. Pregnancy can lead to muscle weakness, loose skin and unwanted fat. After childbirth, the muscles in the skin may not return to their previous form. A tummy tuck is a procedure that helps mothers get their pre-pregnancy body again.

Some individuals get a tummy tuck just to respond to the normal abdominal sagging caused by age. Other people have lost a lot of weight either because of diet or because of gastric surgery. Weight loss is the number one reason why men have a tummy tuck. They have excess amounts of fat and skin that hang around their sides and their back.

We invite you to schedule a consultation at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Austin to learn more about how a tummy tuck can benefit you. We are happy to serve clients in the Round Rock and surrounding areas. Contact us today to book an appointment!

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