Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?


If diet and exercise have not helped you achieve the toned, flat stomach you desire, you may want to consider a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks are performed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal region and tighten loose muscles. In many cases, the results are very dramatic.

In general, ideal candidates for a tummy tuck:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have excess skin and fat in the abdominal region
  • Have loose abdominal muscles
  • Do not smoke
  • Are close to their ideal weight
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure

A tummy tuck is commonly performed as part of a mommy makeover to help women restore their stomach to its pre-pregnancy form. Multiple pregnancies can stretch the skin and separate the abdominal muscles. In many cases, diet and exercise alone are not sufficient to achieve a toned, flat stomach after childbirth. A tummy tuck is often the most effective way to regain the figure you once enjoyed.

Other common tummy tuck candidates are people who have lost significant amounts of weight, particularly bariatric surgery patients. Often, massive weight loss can lead to loose, hanging skin and overstretched abdominal muscles. This can cause as much self-consciousness about your body as the excess weight that was lost. A tummy tuck is a great way to finish the job started by your weight loss so that you can achieve the toned, healthy body contour you desire.

The best way to find out whether a tummy tuck is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Corey. He will listen carefully to your concerns, review your medical history, and recommend the ideal option to best achieve your goals.

Please contact Dr. John Corey today to schedule your initial tummy tuck consultation. We serve patients in Phoenix, Arizona.