This surgery can eliminate excess skin and tissue and tighten the muscles to leave your abdomen more taught and toned. This can help your clothes fit better, help get rid of a stomach “pooch” or “muffin-top”, and give you an instant boost of confidence.
Timing Your Tummy Tuck Procedure
In some cases, patients should wait before having a tummy tuck procedure. Because of the nature of the surgery, some patients may want to postpone their tummy tuck. This includes those who are planning to lose weight in the future, as well as those who are planning future pregnancies.
Smokers should also ensure they quit smoking at least one month prior to surgery. Smoking can lead to poor skin healing after surgery and is highly discouraged. It is important to note a tummy tuck can not fix stretch marks. However, stretch marks may be removed if they are found along the excess skin that will be removed during the procedure.