7 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tucks

August 19th, 2011
  1. What issues can a Tummy Tuck address? a) Excess fat tissue prominent in the upper and lower abdomen. b) Separation of the anterior abdominal muscles, which exercise cannot correct. c) Wrinkly or loose skin with stretch marks usually caused by aging, significant weight loss and pregnancy.
  2. At what age should I get a Tummy Tuck? There is no “normal” age to get a Tummy Tuck. If you are a woman, it is most often done after you have given birth and do not plan on having any more children. If you are a man or a woman considering a Tummy Tuck after losing significant weight, it is best to get the procedure after you have lost all the weight you intend to lose.
  3. Can exercise tighten my skin without a Tummy Tuck? While exercise is good for the body and exercise can assist in weight loss, there is no “spot” exercise to make your skin tighten. Only surgery can accomplish that.
  4. Is getting a Tummy Tuck a good way for me to lose weight? The best candidates for Tummy Tucks are people who are within 10 – 15 pounds of their ideal body weight or have attained their ideal body weight but still have the abdominal skin problems which do not respond to further exercise or weight loss or exercise.
  5. Will my stretch marks go away if I get a Tummy Tuck? Stretch marks located on the lower abdomen may be removed along with the extra skin during your Tummy Tuck. Stretch marks located on the upper abdomen will be shifted downward as the skin is brought downward. The stretch marks that remain will be smoothed and tightened somewhat.
  6. Will getting a Tummy Tuck tighten my loose skin? Yes! That is one of the main purposes of a Tummy Tuck.
  7. Can the problems come back after I get a Tummy tuck? Fat will not come back unless you gain weight in which case all body areas of your body will share in the weight gain. However, after getting a Tummy Tuck, the treated area will have a decreased capacity for additional fat because many of the fat cells will be removed. As time passes, you should expect your skin and muscles to stretch naturally. Nevertheless, you will enjoy a better body contour for many years following surgery.

Dr. Bass loves helping his patients improve their quality of life through plastic surgery. He offers the most advanced form of Tummy Tuck procedures. We invite you to contact Dr. Bass today at 602-485-1010 to schedule your consultation and find out how you can improve your body shape. (Be sure to ask  about special  pricing on Tummy Tucks going on September and October, 2011!)

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2 Responses to “7 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tucks”

  1. Andrea Linde says:

    Hello, I have seen the info you have put on face book and have been very interested in contacting you for more info on possible tummy tuck and rhinoplasty?(hope I spelled that correctly.

    I am almost 31 yrs old and have two children. I dont have a lot of stretch marks but do have some extra skin. I always work out but have not been able to tone that area very much. I wanted to see what the recovery time is like and if it would cause more signifigant stretch market and other problems…if for some reason I did end up have another children in a few years?

    With the rhinoplasty…I really want to find out how the recovery time for that is as well.
    and how much of a result you can get

    Thank you,

    Andrea Linde

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