Who Is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

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At The Bougainvillea Clinique in Orlando, Florida, we pride ourselves on getting the best possible results for every one of our cosmetic surgery patients. Plastic surgeon Dr. Walt Sweeney and his staff have extensive experience speaking with patients about their body issues and helping them select the procedure most likely to give the best results.

Dr. Sweeney will listen to your personal cosmetic goals, evaluate the condition of your body and skin, and ask questions about your medical history to determine whether you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Please schedule a body contouring consultation with Dr. Sweeney and his staff today.

Good Candidates for a Tummy Tuck

The goal of a tummy tuck is to tighten lax skin and muscles in the abdominal region. The best candidates for a tummy tuck have tried a good diet and exercise regimen for the reduction of belly fat. Liposuction should also be considered for the resolution of abdominal region aesthetic concerns.

In addition, tummy tuck candidates should be:

  • Physically healthy
  • Leading an active lifestyle
  • Non smokers
  • Within 25 pounds of their ideal weight
  • Emotionally healthy
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations

Candidates should also be sure that the physical and emotional benefits of the procedure outweigh the potential risks.

In contrast, patients who are obese, are smokers, have significant medical or psychological issues, or who can get equivalent or better results through another procedure in our Bougainvillea Protocol would be considered poor candidates for tummy tuck.

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Establishing Realistic Expectations

Being psychologically prepared for your procedure is among the most important components of being a good candidate for a tummy tuck. You can begin to do this by looking at our tummy tuck gallery of before and after pictures to learn what can and cannot be accomplished through the procedure.

It is also important to consider the possibility of complications from the procedure. Dr. Sweeney will fully brief you on complications, which are generally rare, but should be considered. Please schedule a tummy tuck consultation today to learn more and to find out if you are a candidate for abdominoplasty in Winter Park and Orlando, Florida.

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