It is wise to have reached your ideal body weight before undergoing Tummy Tuck. However, we do not live in an “ideal” world. Therefore, you can have your remaining excess abdominal and body fat liposuctioned either before, or during, a Tummy Tuck – provided that you plan to maintain your weight and stay healthy.
In most cases, women considering a Tummy Tuck should not be planning additional pregnancies. Although it is possible to get pregnant and have more children following a Tummy Tuck, another pregnancy could impact your abdominoplasty outcome, and possibly require your abdomen to be “re-tightened.” Therefore, a responsible cosmetic surgeon will advise you that it is preferable to be satisfied with the size of your family before undergoing a Tummy Tuck.
There are no creams, or laser treatments that can erase stretch marks. However, because a tummy tuck removes most of the stretched out skin below the level of the navel, it does get rid off most of your stretch marks — at least those on the abdomen.
NO. People who smoke, or use tobacco or nicotine products in the form of patches, nasal spray or gum face more risk of surgical complications for tummy tucks and other cosmetic procedures – surgical and non-surgical. Scarring, skin death and delayed healing are included in these complications. Individuals exposed to second-hand smoking are also at potential risk for similar complications attributable to nicotine exposure. In addition, smoking can have a negative consequence on anesthesia and post-anesthesia recovery, with increased coughing and possible risk for infection and bleeding. Please refrain from smoking several weeks before and after your tummy tuck or any other cosmetic surgical procedure.
Men and women who have chronic health conditions, such as thyroid disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis can still undergo Abdominoplasty – provided that their conditions have been successfully optimized by their physician. Even as a commonly performed cosmetic procedure, a Tummy Tuck is still major surgery, and must be treated as such in all cases. A responsible plastic surgeon will perform blood tests, and take a comprehensive medical history to assure that all risks of surgery are minimized.
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