Woman In White Panties Covering Bare Breasts With HandsBefore electing to undergo an abdominoplasty, you must understand that it is a relatively extensive procedure. With that in mind, make sure you’re a suitable candidate who is ready to fully embrace the tummy tuck process.

If aging, heredity, pregnancy, prior surgery or weight fluctuations have left you with extra skin on your abdomen, stomach-muscle weakness, and excess fatty tissue, you may fit the description of an ideal candidate for abdominoplasty.

The most important consideration for any potential client is whether or not they’re physically healthy at the time of the desired operation. Patients must be in decent physical condition to tolerate an abdominoplasty. Slender individuals with extra fat and loose skin in the lower tummy are ideal candidates; if you are significantly overweight, this procedure is not appropriate for you.

Those planning to get pregnant should wait until after they are done with childbirth before having a tummy tuck; the muscles that are repaired during an abdominoplasty can separate again during future pregnancies.

To learn more about whether an abdominoplasty is right for you, contact the Riverside County office of board-certified surgeon Dr. Brian Eichenberg at (951) 506-1040.