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How Do I Know If I Am a Good Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

How Do I Know If I Am a Good Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

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Many patients are considering a liposuction tummy tuck after a significant weight loss or giving birth, but a lot of patients do not know which criteria they need to meet to be a good candidate for a liposuction tummy tuck procedure. If you want to determine if you are a good candidate for a liposuction with tummy tuck procedure, please read the information provided by the Dr Lanzer Clinic below. 

What Should I Know Before Considering a Liposuction Tummy Tuck Procedure?

Liposuction tummy tuck requires patients to meet certain criteria. Firstly, patients considering a liposuction tummy tuck are usually finished having children and have good skin elasticity.

The surgeon will need a considerable amount of skin to work with when a patient considers a lipo tummy tuck. Therefore, good candidates for the lipo tummy tuck have usually lost quite a large amount of weight. 

Lastly, the type of fat the patient has can affect their eligibility for a lipo tummy tuck procedure. Certain types of fat, more specifically intraperitoneal fat, cannot be removed through surgical correction. Therefore, patients who have a large amount of this fat left, might not get the results from a lipo tummy tuck as a person with less intraperitoneal fat.

To determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, the Dr Lanzer Clinic advises patients to book an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic. After an evaluation, Dr Lanzer can determine if you are eligible for the procedure and if the results you wish to obtain are realistic.

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Which Patients Are Not Good Candidates for the Lipo Tummy Tuck?

There are many patients who might not be considered for the procedure for various reasons; this includes patients who are not in good health, patients who are significantly overweight, and patients with a large quantity of intra—abdominal fat.

The Dr Lanzer Clinic MAY advise women who still plan on having children to hold off on the surgery. During a pregnancy, the muscles that are repaired during a tummy tuck can separate again. Therefore, it may be best to wait with the procedure until you had your last pregnancy.

Discover Lipo Tummy Tuck Advantages!

An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for tummy tuck procedures. Skin elasticity is important, because the skin needs to conform to a new shape after the lipo tummy tuck.

If you’re looking to remove fat from your tummy, get a free consultation at the Tummy Tuck clinic with Dr Lanzer.

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How Is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

The tummy tuck can be performed with various techniques. While some patients only require a partial tummy tuck, other patients may require the full tummy tuck to acquire the results they wish to obtain.

During a full tummy tuck, the surgeon will make an incision from one hipbone to the other hipbone. Therefore, this is an option for patients who require many corrections. The incision can usually be hidden underneath clothing, so nothing is stopping a patient to wear a bikini after their treatment. This is not the case if it requires a full tuck and if the patient does not have enough loose skin on the upper stomach. In such a case the scar may be above the bikini line.

Once the incision is made, the surgeon will start by contouring the skin, tissue and the muscles as required. The procedure also includes the creation of a new belly button, since the navel must be removed from the surrounding tissue to make the corrections.

During a partial tummy tuck, the surgeon will focus on the fat below the navel; this means that the incisions are usually shorter and that the navel does not have to be moved. Instead, the surgeon will separate the skin where the incision is made and could therefore execute the procedure with an endoscope. Naturally, the ability of a patient to benefit from this procedure depends on the location of the fat and the amount of fat and skin that needs to be removed.

How Do I Prepare for a Tummy Tuck Procedure?

There are some things patients must do before their tummy tuck procedure. Firstly, patients should stop smoking, since smoking can reduce the recovery rate of the patient and increase the chances of complications and infections. Ideally, the patient must stop smoking at least two weeks before the surgery.

The Dr Lanzer Clinic also recommends maintaining a balanced and healthy diet before the surgery, since this could benefit you during the procedure, but also during your recovery. Naturally, a healthy and balanced diet must be maintained after the tummy tuck too, since maintaining a healthy weight is required to keep the results you have obtained from a tummy tuck.

It could also be a good idea to prepare your home for your recovery, since you must rest for some time after your procedure. It is advised to prepare your bed with clean bed linen and soft pillows, so you can rest comfortably when you come home. It is also advised to create a relaxed and comfortable environment.

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What Should I Know About the Side-Effects After Tummy Tuck?

Most patients will experience swelling, bruising and discomfort the first couple of days after their surgery. Therefore, these are some of the symptoms you should expect after your treatment. Of course, side-effects may vary from patient to patient.

The Dr Lanzer Clinic recommends avoiding strenuous physical activity for some time after the procedure. Therefore, it is advised to get the all clear from the surgeon before you attempt any rigorous exercise or physical activity. If you have a physically demanding job, it may also be better to take some extra time off until the surgeon gives you the okay.

During your recovery, there are certain medications that must be avoided too; this because certain medications can interfere with your recovery. When in doubt, please refer to the documentation you have received from the Dr Lanzer Clinic or contact our clinic for more information.

How Do I Make an Appointment for a Tummy Tuck?

To make an appointment for a tummy tuck consultation, you can contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic via email, telephone and website form. We also need to mention that there is a first free appointment available for first-time patients, who can subsequently get more familiar with our clinic, staff and the services we provide. So, if you are uncertain if our clinic is the right fit, be sure to take full advantage of this appointment.

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Let us know the procedure(s) you are considering and your details and we will get back to you with a time and day to suit you.

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