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Tummy tuck for obese

If you’re over 400 pounds and have been looking for a way to get rid of your excess skin, you might be wondering if a tummy tuck is right for you. As we know, obesity is on the rise in America and it’s affecting more and more people every day. But can you still get plastic surgery if your BMI is 30 or above? And how will this affect my weight going forward?

Obesity continues to rise

Obesity is a serious problem in the United States. It affects more than one-third of adults and 17% of children, according to the CDC[1]. The number of obese people is increasing every year: between 2004 and 2014 there was an increase of 30%. As a result, many people are now overweight or obese[2]. There has also been an increase in “normal weight” individuals (those with a BMI between 18.5-24.9). Obesity leads to many health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes[3].

So what does this mean for tummy tuck surgery? If you’re overweight or obese it can affect your results if you have surgery because there will be excess skin that won’t get removed along with the extra fat after losing weight post operatively

Can you have a tummy tuck if you are obese?

The first thing you should know about tummy tuck weight requirements is that there are no specific guidelines for the maximum BMI (body mass index) for tummy tuck surgery. There are, however, special considerations that your doctor may make if you’re heavy and have a higher body mass index.

A higher body mass index can result in more surgical complications during tummy tuck surgery. Surgeons may not be able to perform certain parts of your procedure because it’s too dangerous for them to operate on an obese patient with a high BMI. For example, if the surgeon doesn’t feel comfortable doing liposuction around your belly button area due to increased risk factors, they might end up having to remove all excess fat from this area by performing another procedure called “bikini line” liposuction instead of just doing regular liposuction below the umbilicus (belly button).

If you’re considering getting a tummy tuck due to pregnancy or postpartum weight gain but you’re slightly over their recommended weight limit (around 200 pounds), then it might be worth talking with your doctor before going ahead with surgery so they can decide whether or not they’ll be able to help you achieve your desired results safely and comfortably within these new restrictions

Am I a good candidate for an abdominoplasty

  • You must be in good health
  • You must be realistic about the results
  • You must be committed to a healthy lifestyle
  • You must be committed to weight loss and exercise

For the best results, you should have lost at least 20 pounds before your surgery. This will help minimize your risk of complications and improve your overall appearance. In addition, it’s important that you’re willing to make significant changes in your diet, exercise routine and lifestyle habits as part of a long-term plan for weight loss.

What happens if you have a tummy tuck when you’re too heavy?

  • Risks of anesthesia
  • Risks of bleeding
  • Risks of infection
  • Risks of poor wound healing and poor scarring
  • Poor skin elasticity (loose skin)

Does a tummy tuck affect your weight?

A tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. If your goal is to lose weight, you should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring procedures.

A tummy tuck will not help you lose weight. It’s important that you understand that an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) will only remove the excess skin and fat of your abdominal area, but it cannot reduce large amounts of fat deposits in other parts of your body such as thighs or hips unless performed simultaneously with liposuction and/or other body contouring procedures. Your surgeon can give advice on how much weight loss is realistic after surgery based on what he sees during your consultation visit.

A tummy tuck is not intended for removal of loose or sagging skin after massive weight loss or pregnancy; this would be more appropriately treated with an arm lift or breast lift procedure than abdomen reduction surgery alone (see below).

A tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks from pregnancy because they are caused by hormonal changes to skin elasticity rather than excess fat deposits around the abdominal area like those addressed by waistline trimming surgeries like liposuction or abdominoplasty options such as Tumescent Liposculpture technique (TLT).

You can still get a tummy tuck if you are very heavy, but there risks associated with this.

Although you can still get a tummy tuck if you are very heavy, there are risks associated with this.

  • Your surgery will take more time and the results may not be as good as they would be if you were at a lower weight.
  • The cost of the procedure is likely to be higher than for someone who is not overweight or obese.
  • You will have to wait longer for your new clothes to fit properly after surgery because of swelling and other factors related to excess weight loss just after surgery.

Tummy tucks are a great way to improve the appearance of your abdomen. It can help you feel more confident and look great in clothes. The procedure is also a safe and effective way to lose weight over time. However, if you’re considering this kind of surgery because of concerns about your weight, keep in mind that there are other options available that don’t involve major surgery such as gastric bypass or lap band placement.

If you’re considering a tummy tuck, you may be wondering if it’s right for your body type. A common misconception is that all overweight people are not good candidates for this procedure. That’s not the case: Dr. Evans has seen many patients who have lost weight and then had liposuction with great results. However, there are some other factors that should be considered before undergoing lipo and tummy tuck procedures because they could affect the results of your surgery or lead to complications during recovery time—and these include:

You may be a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck if you have excess fat and skin that bothers you when wearing certain clothes. You may also want to remove stretch marks or loose skin after major weight loss.

If you want to improve the appearance of your abdomen, but aren’t bothered by excess fat, skin or stretch marks, we recommend waiting until weight loss is complete before considering this procedure.

This is usually due to pregnancy or weight gain.

It is not unusual for the belly to naturally stretch with pregnancy. After delivery, your body will have to go through a process of healing and readjusting its shape. The abdominal wall may also be weakened by previous surgery, aging or illness. In any case, if the skin has been stretched too much or if there are excess amounts of fat underneath it, you may experience problems with your abdomen’s appearance after giving birth or losing weight.

Most women who want a tummy tuck want to improve their overall appearance by removing loose skin that covers their abdominal muscles and stretching marks from pregnancy (stretch marks can occur as a result of rapid growth during pregnancy). Other people choose this procedure because it helps them feel more confident about themselves when wearing clothes that reveal their midsection (for example bikinis).

Body contouring procedures such as liposuction and tummy tucks are very popular among both men and women in all age groups but especially among young adults aged 18-45 years old who often feel self conscious about how they look in swimsuits during summertime activities like beach vacations or pool parties where clothing choices are limited

You can also get a tummy tuck if your skin has stretched too much, leaving you with stretch marks.

Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a common side effect of being overweight. They occur when the skin is stretched beyond its elasticity and results in thin, red or purple lines that run parallel to each other. Stretch marks can occur anywhere on your body: hips, thighs and buttocks are common areas for them to appear.

Tummy tucks remove excess fat cells from your abdomen to tighten up loose skin. If you have stretch marks from being overweight or pregnant then this procedure might be right for you! You’ll look better in clothes and feel more confident about showing off those abs!

The best way to get rid of stretch marks is through laser therapy or chemical peels—both of which are designed specifically for treating these pesky scars

If you have lost muscle tone in your stomach, a tummy tuck might be right for you.

For example: If you’re overweight and have lost some of the muscle mass in your abdomen, this can affect the way your skin hangs from your body. The same is true if an excess amount of fat has accumulated around the lower part of your stomach.

If these symptoms apply to you, there are steps that can help bring back some of that firmness: exercise! A regular routine like walking or jogging will help strengthen muscles and improve overall appearance. You may also want to consider adding weight training into the mix; lifting weights will build strength while helping reduce fat deposits around the midsection (which can cause sagging).

Because losing weight after the surgery may affect the results of your procedure, it’s recommended that patients have a stable body weight before getting lipo and a tummy tuck. This means that you should be at your ideal weight for at least 6 months before having these procedures done. If you are overweight, we recommend that you work on losing some of the excess fat before scheduling surgery with us. You should also be able to maintain your new weight for at least one year after surgery so that all of our results are permanent!

It’s important to bear in mind that lipo and tummy tucks are not a way of losing weight, only contouring certain areas of your body. A tummy tuck will help you shape your abdomen by removing excess fat and skin. Liposuction can help sculpt your body by removing excess fat from any area you choose. However, both procedures will not result in weight loss on their own; they serve only to contour the outer portion of the body where it is visible.

To reduce overall weight, you should follow a healthy diet plan combined with regular exercise as part of a holistic lifestyle change regimen.

Losing weight before getting any plastic surgery is the key to achieving the best possible results.

If you’re considering a tummy tuck, it’s important to know that your weight will affect the results of your procedure. Excess fat can be removed by liposuction during your tummy tuck. However, if you lose too much weight after surgery and your skin loosens up, then excess wrinkling or sagging may occur once again.

Gaining weight after having had a tummy tuck is also not recommended because this can cause complications such as increased scarring and pain during exercise—which will limit how hard you can push yourself in order to get back into shape!

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