If you are in good health and you are concerned about your abdomen's appearance and function, a tummy tuck may be for you.
You May Wait to Finish Childbearing
Because pregnancy can cause the abdominal wall and muscles to separate and bulge, it may be advisable to pursue a tummy tuck after you have completed your family planning. However, a tummy tuck may be considered sooner under certain circumstances, such as following significant weight loss at a young age.
Tummy Tuck Is not Weight Loss Surgery
You should not pursue a tummy tuck while you are actively in the process of losing weight. A tummy tuck enhances your appearance following all your attempts to lose weight when excess fat and tissue remains.
You Will Have a Scar
A tummy tuck will result in a cosmetically pleasing scar that will be strategically placed under your bikini or underwear line. Occasionally, a vertical component scar will result from abdominoplasty surgery. During the tummy tuck procedure, your surgeon may also be able to improve the appearance of previous scars such as scars from C-sections or other abdominal surgeries.