Is a tummy tuck right for me?

Am I suitable for a tummy tuck? In general, tummy tucks are suitable for both men and women, so long as they are in good health

Ever wondered if a tummy tuck could do more than change the way your body looks?

Turns out, alleviating post-partum back pain and urinary incontinence are just some of the potential benefits of an abdominoplasty.

A tummy tuck surgery helps tighten the underlying abdominal muscle to create this flat profile and narrow waist. Liposuction defines tighter flanks and improves muscle definition for an overall beautiful result!

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What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is also known as an abdominoplasty. It is a surgical procedure which serves to flatten the stomach via the removal of surplus fat and skin. It can also tighten the muscles in the abdominal wall. While it may be undertaken for cosmetic purposes, a tummy tuck is a major surgery which you should give due consideration before deciding to go ahead with.

A tummy tuck surgery helps tighten the underlying abdominal muscle to create this flat profile and narrow waist. Liposuction defines tighter flanks and improves muscle definition for an overall beautiful result!


Best candidates for a tummy tuck

Women who no longer have tightened abdominal muscles due to pregnancy, having lost a lot of weight, or from just getting older could be good candidates for a tummy tuck.

Also known as an abdominoplasty, certain essentials are needed to be a candidate for this procedure. They include the following:

  • You must be in good overall health
  • You must be at a stable weight
  • You must be willing to stop smoking for several weeks before and after the procedure or preferably be a non-smoker
  • Have weakened stomach muscles and excess skin in the abdominal area
  • Have reasonable expectations


If you are still planning to have children, you might want to wait until your family is complete before having the surgery. The same is true if you are losing a lot of weight at the moment.

If you are obese, you are NOT a good candidate.

The surgery will leave you with a prominent scar from hip bone to hip bone, but it can be hidden under most clothes including a bathing suit.


Who is not suitable for a tummy tuck?

If you are a woman who is planning a pregnancy, it can be better to have a tummy tuck after you have had children. This is due to the separation of muscles which can be caused by pregnancy. It is important to understand that a tummy tuck should not be seen as a weight loss solution. If you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight, a tummy tuck is not the answer, and should not be viewed as a weight loss method.


Other pre-requisites for a tummy tuck

So far, so good? Let’s continue with a few more important factors before having a tummy tuck.

You should be in a position to rest and recover for at least 2 weeks after surgery, and then you can resume non-strenuous work. No excess strain is permitted in the abdominal area for a minimum of 6 weeks.

Men can benefit from an abdominoplasty too if they have stubborn areas of fat and loose skin.


Is a tummy tuck right for you?

If you want to smooth and firm your lower stomach and abdomen, sculpt your waistline, and even reduce the appearance of stretch marks, a tummy tuck could be right for you.

Each person is unique so it’s important to find out about your candidacy through a consultation.



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Le Dr Izadpanah est fier de sa pratique centrée sur le patient et fondée sur la confiance et la transparence. Il croit qu'il faut être à l'écoute de ce qui vous permettra de vous sentir le plus en confiance dans votre peau. Le Dr Arash Izadpanah a terminé sa formation médicale à l'Université McGill et est un chirurgien plasticien certifié par le Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada. Après avoir pratiqué la chirurgie plastique en Colombie-Britannique, il a choisi de poursuivre ses études et d'effectuer un stage d'un an en microchirurgie à Taïwan.


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