When Should You Not Consider a Tummy Tuck?

Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts - Nashua, Salem and Manchester, New Hampshire

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When to Consider Tummy TuckTummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a great way to achieve the attractive abdominal contours that diet and exercise alone cannot. However, it is not always the right time for a tummy tuck. In some cases, you may want to postpone a tummy tuck or consider another procedure.

  • Pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy in the near future, you will want to wait to undergo a tummy tuck. One of the benefits of a tummy tuck is tightening your abdominal muscles. Pregnancy can separate those muscles and adversely affect your results. Additionally, after your family is complete, you may want to combine a tummy tuck with breast surgery or other procedures in a mommy makeover for full body rejuvenation.
  • Weight loss. If you intend to lose a significant amount of weight, you should wait until after you are near your personal ideal weight to undergo a tummy tuck in order to get the most benefit from the removal of excess skin and tightening of the abdominal region.
  • Stubborn fat. If you are only dealing with stubborn fat in the abdominal area, you may be able to choose liposuction instead of tummy tuck to achieve your desired results.

Learn more about abdominoplasty with our Introductory Guide, and call our Andover, Massachusetts office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua, New Hampshire office at 603-882-2103 today to schedule your consultation with Dr. George P. Chatson, MD. We welcome patients throughout Andover, Lowell, Salem, Nashua, Manchester, Cambridge and Boston.