Dr. Luciano of Skinsational in Rhode Island and BostonAre you a mother who’s finished having children? Possibly a man who’s finally ridden himself of the ̈́’beer belly’’? Are you discouraged when you look in the mirror and see the extra skin left behind from these victories in your life? Do they make you feel less than the person that you know you are? What if there is a way to repair your body to make you feel confident inside and out?

Who Should Have a Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck) is an elective procedure best suited for healthy individuals who have lost weight in their lower abdomen area, but still have soft, loose skin remaining. Sometimes that skin hangs over the pubic region. This can cause problems finding clothes that fit properly, keeping you from looking your best. No one wants to live like that. I’m certain that you don’t either.

If you’re looking for weight loss surgery, a tummy tuck isn’t the solution. A tummy tuck only removes skin and fat from outside of the wall of muscle in the lower abdomen.

The ideal tummy tuck candidate will:

● Be within 15-20 pounds of their desired weight
● Have a healthy heart, lungs, and kidneys to undergo anesthesia
● Have a significant amount of excess skin
● Does not plan on any future pregnancies
● Is looking to repair and tighten weakened abdominal muscles

Women who have completed their reproductive journey and do not plan to have any more children can be considered excellent candidates for this procedure. Tummy tucks are considered to be an essential component of the ‘’Mommy Makeover’’. With some previous cesarean incisions, abdominoplasty can be incorporated to prevent additional scarring.

What to Expect

If you are considering a tummy tuck, you should be sure to have realistic expectations of the procedure and what follows. Results may vary, dependent upon the individual’s lifestyle and body makeup. Significant recovery time needs to be taken into account, and you will begin to notice gradual changes as you heal. View some before and after photos on our website to get a better idea of what kind of results to expect. Are you looking to change your body so you can change your life?

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Luciano today so you can be certain that this is the procedure best suited for you. If you’re ready to get rid of that unwanted tummy roll, making that call is the next step in your journey.