Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


A tummy tuck is an effective way to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal region and tighten abdominal muscles in order to achieve a more toned appearance. If you are unhappy with the way your tummy or abdominal region looks, you might benefit from a tummy tuck. Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck:

  • Are in good general health
  • Have excess skin and fat in the abdominal region
  • Have loose abdominal muscles
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure

It is important to understand the intended purpose of the procedure. A tummy tuck is most effective when used to remove excess skin from the abdominal region and tighten abdominal muscles. If your primary goal is to get rid of excess fat, then liposuction may be a better option for you. Many women who have experienced weakness in their abdominal muscles and loose skin following pregnancy choose to undergo a tummy tuck to restore their stomach to its pre-pregnancy appearance. As a result, Dr. Fata often includes the procedure in a mommy makeover. Tummy tucks are also the most common procedure performed for people who undergo plastic surgery after weight loss. Often, massive weight loss can result in excess hanging skin which can be a source of self-consciousness. A tummy tuck can tighten and streamline your abdominal region to help improve the appearance of your newly trimmed figure. However, the procedure is not right for everyone. If you are not finished having children, you may want to wait until you are done with childbirth to have your tummy tuck since future pregnancies can adversely impact your results. The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck is to schedule a consultation with Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata. At your initial consultation, Dr. Fata will evaluate your skin tone, abdominal fat, and muscle laxity to determine whether a tummy tuck is the right procedure to address your aesthetic goals. Please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial tummy tuck consultation. Dr. Joseph Fata serves patients in Indianapolis, Indiana.