15 doctors weighed in:

Is it worth getting a tummy tuck? I don't need much done

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tummy tuck

The answer is not always based upon how much needs to be performed, as much as what needs to be addressed.
Liposuction sculpts the body through the surgical removal of excess fat deposits, however, it does not address loose skin. A tummy tuck removes excess skin that overhangs or is stretched and fat located in the abdominal area, in addition to tightening loose abdominal muscles.

In brief: Tummy tuck

The answer is not always based upon how much needs to be performed, as much as what needs to be addressed.
Liposuction sculpts the body through the surgical removal of excess fat deposits, however, it does not address loose skin. A tummy tuck removes excess skin that overhangs or is stretched and fat located in the abdominal area, in addition to tightening loose abdominal muscles.
Dr. Renee Burke
Dr. Renee Burke
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Seek consultation

Whether or not the tummy tuck procedure is indicated or “worth it” in your case, will depend on your specific situation and goals.
Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss options and learn about the pros/cons/risks/complications associated with each option. Then, you will be able to make an informed decision whether or not to proceed. Best wishes.

In brief: Seek consultation

Whether or not the tummy tuck procedure is indicated or “worth it” in your case, will depend on your specific situation and goals.
Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss options and learn about the pros/cons/risks/complications associated with each option. Then, you will be able to make an informed decision whether or not to proceed. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It's up to you.

Worth is dependent upon the value something has to you.
Your options should be given to you depending on your individual anatomy. This could be anything from just liposuction to a standard full tummy tuck. If you do not feel you are getting a good value, then you probably won't be happy after that particular procedure.

In brief: It's up to you.

Worth is dependent upon the value something has to you.
Your options should be given to you depending on your individual anatomy. This could be anything from just liposuction to a standard full tummy tuck. If you do not feel you are getting a good value, then you probably won't be happy after that particular procedure.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. David Amron
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tummy Tuck Worth

Tummy tuck is great to address looseness however liposuction may also be an option or thermage which helps stimulate collagen thereby tightening the area.
The very best thing to do is find a well qualified surgeon who can properly assess you and let you know of all your options so you can make an informed decision.

In brief: Tummy Tuck Worth

Tummy tuck is great to address looseness however liposuction may also be an option or thermage which helps stimulate collagen thereby tightening the area.
The very best thing to do is find a well qualified surgeon who can properly assess you and let you know of all your options so you can make an informed decision.
Dr. David Amron
Dr. David Amron
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe...

A tummy tuck is a large scale operation with potential benefit for the right patient.
In considering one you need to see a good doctor who can help you decide whether it is right for you or not. After such an evaluation it is a personal decision.

In brief: Maybe...

A tummy tuck is a large scale operation with potential benefit for the right patient.
In considering one you need to see a good doctor who can help you decide whether it is right for you or not. After such an evaluation it is a personal decision.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Impossible to say

Only a plastic surgeon who examines you and with whom you discuss your goals can make the determination as to whether or not you need a tummy tuck.

In brief: Impossible to say

Only a plastic surgeon who examines you and with whom you discuss your goals can make the determination as to whether or not you need a tummy tuck.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Schedule a consult

There are a variety of tummy tuck variations and not every tummy tuck is the same.
This can be customized for your specific condition. See the video in the link below for a description and photos of the different types. http://www.bodysculptor.com/body-surgery-chicago/tummy-tuck/.

In brief: Schedule a consult

There are a variety of tummy tuck variations and not every tummy tuck is the same.
This can be customized for your specific condition. See the video in the link below for a description and photos of the different types. http://www.bodysculptor.com/body-surgery-chicago/tummy-tuck/.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: When to tummy tuck.

Unfortunately, this can't be answered without knowing what you think needs "done" or at least seeing it.
It's like a paint job on the car. You may think you only have a little fat below the bellybutton but i may realize your skin is not elastic or that the stomach muscles are stretched and then three things need to be addressed or you won't be happy. Consult a plastic surgeon.

In brief: When to tummy tuck.

Unfortunately, this can't be answered without knowing what you think needs "done" or at least seeing it.
It's like a paint job on the car. You may think you only have a little fat below the bellybutton but i may realize your skin is not elastic or that the stomach muscles are stretched and then three things need to be addressed or you won't be happy. Consult a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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