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Are You a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck
tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a common surgical procedure that removes excess skin from the midsection. During this procedure, Dr. John Bershof at Bershof Plastic Surgery may also repair your abdominal muscles, depending on your needs. Tummy tucks can work well for people who have experienced major weight loss and for women who have been pregnant. Some people also find that their stomach skin begins to sag as they age—Dr. Bershof can also address this during your procedure.

Here, we'll take a look at what makes a person a good candidate for a tummy tuck.

Stable Weight

Many people interested in tummy tucks have undergone a weight loss transformation. However, it's important that you're at a stable weight before your tummy tuck. Gaining or losing weight after your tummy tuck can change the results of your surgery. If you are planning to get pregnant at any point in the future, a tummy tuck may not be the right fit for you at this time.

General Good Health

You must be in overall good health before having a tummy tuck procedure. Dr. Bershof will talk with you about whether you have any health conditions that could increase the risk of complications during your tummy tuck surgery. It's essential that you don't smoke prior to surgery or during the healing process. If you aren't able to quit smoking, be honest and realistic with your expectations, as having major surgery after recently smoking can have dangerous consequences.

Realistic Expectations

It's important to understand what's possible with tummy tuck surgery and what is not. Dr. Bershof will discuss the appearance you can expect after your procedure. You should also expect minimal scarring; generally, you will have a thin horizontal scar stretching from one hip bone to the other.

Bershof Plastic Surgery: Feel and Look Your Best

At Bershof Plastic Surgery in Denver, CO, your aesthetic and health goals are our top priority, and we're here to help you look and feel beautiful in your skin. Whether you're interested in a tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, facial fillers, or another plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure, Dr. Bershof and our team are here to help. Contact us today at 303-399-7662.