Are you a good candidate for tummy tuck? Good candidates have a stable weight, do not smoke and do not have conditions that inhibit safe surgery and normal wound healing.
The best candidates for abdominoplasty are in good physical condition, with pockets of fat or loose skin that have not responded well to diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty can also be appropriate for slightly obese people whose skin has lost some of its elasticity, and for women with skin and muscles stretched from pregnancy. Anyone planning on losing a significant amount of weight, and women planning on having (more) children, should wait before undergoing abdominoplasty.
Patients who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30 will not benefit from tummy tuck. If you have clotting issues or complications from previous surgeries, you should avoid abdominoplasty. If you are planning a substantial weight loss or a future pregnancy, it’s a good idea to postpone tummy tuck surgery.