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What is the criteria that you need to have to have a tummy tuck?

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: history & physical

Your plastic surgeon will take a detailed history and perform a physical exam. With this information they will determine whether or not you are a candidate for a tummy tuck.
In general patients in good health, with an area of excess redundant abdominal tissue are candidates for tummy tuck surgery.

In brief: history & physical

Your plastic surgeon will take a detailed history and perform a physical exam. With this information they will determine whether or not you are a candidate for a tummy tuck.
In general patients in good health, with an area of excess redundant abdominal tissue are candidates for tummy tuck surgery.
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Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Laxity

Designed to address abdominal wall and skin laxity.
The ideal patient will have loose skin with focal adiposity, rectus diastasis and be a non-smoker who is healthy enough to tolerate the procedure.

In brief: Laxity

Designed to address abdominal wall and skin laxity.
The ideal patient will have loose skin with focal adiposity, rectus diastasis and be a non-smoker who is healthy enough to tolerate the procedure.
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Dr. Payman Danielpour
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Laxity

The criteria needed for tummy tuck are the following: abdominal skin laxity meaning extra skin or loose skin that cannot be tightened by means of exercise and a rectus diastases which is loosening or spreading of the midline abdominal muscles due to pregnancy.
Both can be remedied at the same time with the tummy tuck procedure.

In brief: Laxity

The criteria needed for tummy tuck are the following: abdominal skin laxity meaning extra skin or loose skin that cannot be tightened by means of exercise and a rectus diastases which is loosening or spreading of the midline abdominal muscles due to pregnancy.
Both can be remedied at the same time with the tummy tuck procedure.
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Loose tissues

The two ways to contour the tummy is with liposuction, which removes excessive fat or with a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty which removes the excess skin, fat and will snug up the muscles.
A good exam and consultation by a plastic surgeon will determine which route is best for you.

In brief: Loose tissues

The two ways to contour the tummy is with liposuction, which removes excessive fat or with a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty which removes the excess skin, fat and will snug up the muscles.
A good exam and consultation by a plastic surgeon will determine which route is best for you.
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Abdominoplasty is performed on people who are within a normal weight range for their height, have drooping excess abdominal skin, and they may also have splaying apart of the rectus abdominis muscles.
Additionally, there should be no medical contraindication to performing the surgery.

In brief: Several

Abdominoplasty is performed on people who are within a normal weight range for their height, have drooping excess abdominal skin, and they may also have splaying apart of the rectus abdominis muscles.
Additionally, there should be no medical contraindication to performing the surgery.
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several things

The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is a person who meets the following criteria: 1) good overall health 2) at their ideal stable body weight 3) has completed childbearing 4) has loose skin, or muscle stretch as a result of pregnancy or weight changes 5) does not smoke 6) is willing to commit to the lifestyle changes to maintain their new shape 7) has family support to assist with recovery.

In brief: Several things

The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is a person who meets the following criteria: 1) good overall health 2) at their ideal stable body weight 3) has completed childbearing 4) has loose skin, or muscle stretch as a result of pregnancy or weight changes 5) does not smoke 6) is willing to commit to the lifestyle changes to maintain their new shape 7) has family support to assist with recovery.
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Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Loose belly skin

Loose abdominal skin can be removed with a tummy tuck procedure.
Seek consultation with a plastic surgeon.

In brief: Loose belly skin

Loose abdominal skin can be removed with a tummy tuck procedure.
Seek consultation with a plastic surgeon.
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Dr. David Dreyfuss
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lax Skin and Muscle

To be a good candidate for a tummy tuck you need laxity of the skin and muscles of the abdomen.
It is helpful if you are close to you ideal body weight to get the best results. A plastic surgeon can let you know if liposuction or a modified tummy tuck may be needed in addition or instead of a traditional abdominoplasty.

In brief: Lax Skin and Muscle

To be a good candidate for a tummy tuck you need laxity of the skin and muscles of the abdomen.
It is helpful if you are close to you ideal body weight to get the best results. A plastic surgeon can let you know if liposuction or a modified tummy tuck may be needed in addition or instead of a traditional abdominoplasty.
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: See beliw

One of two or both must be met.
First: loose abdominal skin. Second: weakened or loose abdominal muscles. Goos luck from nyc.

In brief: See beliw

One of two or both must be met.
First: loose abdominal skin. Second: weakened or loose abdominal muscles. Goos luck from nyc.
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Tummy Tucks (witch hazel)

Tummy tucks (witch hazel) correct loose skin, lax abdominal muscles and fat in the lower abdomen.
Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are best when you are healthy, are through having children and have a stable weight. The closer to your ideal weight the better. The best way to see if you are a candidate is to see a board certified plastic surgeon in your area for a consultation.

In brief: Tummy Tucks (witch hazel)

Tummy tucks (witch hazel) correct loose skin, lax abdominal muscles and fat in the lower abdomen.
Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are best when you are healthy, are through having children and have a stable weight. The closer to your ideal weight the better. The best way to see if you are a candidate is to see a board certified plastic surgeon in your area for a consultation.
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