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If you are frustrated with the appearance of your stomach area, and have been unable to correct it through strict diet and exercise, you may be an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). A tummy tuck is designed to remove loose skin and fat in the abdominal area. Additionally, your abdominal muscles will be tightened to provide you with a firmer and more contoured stomach region overall.

The best tummy tuck candidates are people who are already close to their ideal weight. If you are still in the process of losing pounds, it is best to wait until you are finished with the majority of your weight loss before undergoing a tummy tuck.

Additionally, if you are considering a tummy tuck after pregnancy, ask yourself if you plan on getting pregnant again in the future. If so, you should probably wait until you are completely finished having children before undergoing a tummy tuck. Otherwise, future pregnancies can cause your abdominal muscles to stretch out again, compromising the results of your tummy tuck.

If you smoke, you will need to quit before having a tummy tuck. Smoking can seriously interfere with the healing process, heightening your risk of complications. The longer you avoid smoking before and after your surgery, the smoother your recovery will be.

If you have further questions about tummy tuck surgery, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeons. Call (770) 425-0118 for our Marietta office, or (678) 494-2380 for our Woodstock office.

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