Tummy Tuck Candidacy Atlanta
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your tummy and have had no luck trying to correct it with diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for tummy tuck. A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat and tightens abdominal muscles to give you a tighter, more attractive tummy region.
This page contains background information on who makes the best candidate for tummy tuck, but the best way to know whether you are a candidate is to talk to one of our plastic surgeons. To schedule a consultation please call 770-425-0118 or 678-494-2380 or email Marietta Plastic Surgery, serving the Atlanta area with locations in Marietta and Woodstock.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?
The best tummy tuck candidates are those who have tried to improve the appearance of their abdominal region with diet and exercise, but have been unsuccessful. A tummy tuck can succeed where weight loss and toning are insufficient for improving:
- Stubborn fat deposits
- Excess skin (and sometimes stretch marks)
- Slack abdominal muscles
If you only have excess fat in the tummy area, you may be able to see good results with liposuction. If you only need the lower abdomen addressed, a mini tummy-tuck might be right for you.
The Ideal Tummy Tuck Candidate
If a tummy tuck is the right procedure for you, the next question is whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. The ideal tummy tuck candidate has all the following characteristics:
- In good general health
- At a stable weight
- A non-smoker
- Understands the procedure, including its risks and benefits
- Has realistic expectations
If you meet all of the above, then you are an ideal candidate, but if you don't fit all of them, you may still be a good candidate. During your consultation, we will talk about your medical history and whether a tummy tuck is right for you.
We encourage you to make sure you understand the tummy tuck procedure before your consultation. Please read more about the procedure on our Questions about Abdominoplasty page, then look at our Before and After Gallery to get an idea about what results you might be able to expect from the procedure.
If you want to learn whether you are a candidate for a tummy tuck, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery, serving patients across the Atlanta area with offices in Marietta and Woodstock, Georgia.