The best candidate for a tummy tuck is a patient who has loose skin around the abdomen without a lot of underlying fat. Generally these are patients whose skin has been stretched by pregnancy or weight gain followed by weight loss. In these cases, the skin has stretched very quickly and does not have the elasticity to contract again.
While it is safe to have children after a tummy tuck, Dr. Newall recommends that patients wait until they have had all the children they plan to have. This will ensure lasting results and a youthful tummy for years to come.
Many patients choose to have a combination procedure of liposuction and abdominoplasty, performed in one surgery. Dr. Newall is not able to liposuction fat from the lower abdomen where the tummy tuck is performed, but he often liposuctions the flanks, hips, back, and thighs giving the patient a great figure to compliment the tummy tuck results.
Visit Dr. Newall’s Tummy Tuck Procedure page to learn more about the procedure, recovery, and pricing.