Abdominoplasty is a procedure aimed at tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen. This surgery is popular among individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight, women who have had multiple pregnancies, or those who simply want to achieve a firmer abdominal appearance. However, abdominoplasty is not suitable for everyone. In this article, we will explore candidacy, and considerations for abdominoplasty to help you determine if it is the right choice for you.

Candidates for Abdominoplasty 

While abdominoplasty offers many benefits, it is important to note that not everyone is a suitable candidate for the procedure. Ideal candidates for abdominoplasty are individuals who:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery
  • Are at a stable weight, close to their ideal body weight
  • Have excess skin and fat in the abdominal area that has not responded to diet and exercise
  • Are non-smokers or willing to quit smoking before and after surgery
  • Are not planning to become pregnant in the future, as pregnancy can alter the results of the surgery

Considerations for Abdominoplasty 

Before deciding to undergo abdominoplasty, it is important to consider several factors. Firstly, abdominoplasty is a major surgical procedure that requires anaesthesia and a period of recovery. You will need to take time off work and avoid strenuous activities for several weeks after surgery.

Additionally, abdominoplasty will leave a scar on your abdomen, which will fade over time but may never completely disappear. It is important to discuss your concerns about scarring with your surgeon before undergoing the procedure.

Finally, abdominoplasty is not a substitute for weight loss or a healthy lifestyle. While the procedure can remove excess skin and fat, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain your results over time.

Abdominoplasty focuses on removing excess skin and fat to provide a tighter and streamlined abdominal appearance. However, it is important to carefully consider the benefits, candidacy, and considerations for abdominoplasty before making a decision. If you are interested in abdominoplasty, we recommend scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr Mistry to discuss your options and determine if it is the right choice for you.