Cosmetic Surgery Tips

tummy tuck while overweight

If you’re reading this, we’re guessing you’ve already heard about the importance of a tummy tuck. After all, it’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around. It can remove excess skin and fat from your abdomen, resulting in a smoother, more toned appearance. You’ll look great in your bathing suit or on the beach during summer next year!

But what if you’re overweight or obese? Is there any reason to get a tummy tuck? If so, how much weight do you need to lose in order for the procedure to be safe?

It’s important to know that just because someone is overweight or obese doesn’t mean they can’t have a tummy tuck without complications. In fact, many patients who are overweight or obese choose to undergo this procedure because it helps them feel better about themselves and gives them more confidence. The key is finding a doctor who has experience performing tummy tucks on larger patients and making sure they follow all safety precautions during surgery—both before and after surgery—to ensure an optimal outcome.

If you’re thinking about getting a tummy tuck, and you’re overweight, you might be wondering how this is going to affect your results.

A lot of people are under the impression that if they have excess weight on their stomachs, they can’t get a tummy tuck. But that’s not true!

We can help! If you’re considering getting a tummy tuck, but are worried about the impact of being overweight on your results, then this blog is for you. We’ll talk about what happens when you get a tummy tuck while overweight, and how we can help you look great after surgery.

tummy tuck while overweight

The decision to have a tummy tuck is an important one, and it’s one that you should take seriously. However, it’s also one that should be taken with confidence and pride.

If you’re overweight or obese, you might wonder if having a tummy tuck is even possible for you. The answer is yes! It’s true that being overweight increases the risk of complications during surgery, but these risks can be managed by your surgeon and your support team in order to ensure that your surgery goes smoothly.

A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen to create a smooth, flat surface. This helps improve the appearance of loose skin and stretch marks, as well as reduce back pain caused by excess abdominal fat pressing against internal organs like the kidneys or intestines.

For those who are obese but otherwise healthy (such as those with a BMI between 30 and 35), there are many benefits to having this procedure done before weight loss occurs naturally through dieting alone:

*It improves self-esteem and body image by removing unsightly scarring from nursing children or pregnancy (for women) or from heavy lifting during workouts at the gym (for men).

*It reduces back pain caused by pressure

Have you been told you were too fat for surgery?

Many patients come to see us after consulting with other surgeons that told them they are “too fat” for abdominoplasty surgery. While this may be technically and medically correct, there are always better ways to hear the bad news and proactively put a plan in place to achieve your desired surgical result.

In a perfect world, you would be the ideal weight and BMI for surgery. Our specialist plastic surgeons have found that a tummy tuck can provide a boost to help you achieve your perfect shape and weight. A more positive attitude, gentle encouragement and setting a realistic weight goal can really help you commit and get ready for life-changing tummy tuck surgery. You are more than just a number!

This blog is about not only understanding your tummy tuck surgery decision, but also the risks involved and how to know your preferred weight or BMI for surgery. A full Tummy Tuck can tighten the loose, separated muscles of your abdomen for a firmer, more sculptured stomach, and body contouring can be achieved with liposuction.

What if my BMI is 30 or above 30?

Having a BMI at or above 30 is not as ideal for this procedure but, it can still be done. You may, however, want/need to lose some additional weight before having your surgery. Remember, the closer you are to your ideal weight the better your final result will be.

It’s important to note that higher BMI’s also mean higher surgical risks. Likewise, there is also a higher risk of patient dissatisfaction in terms of the end result. This is due to the fact that there is an increased likelihood of future weight loss which in turn means more loose skin. The possibility for a secondary procedure is likely if significant weight is lost post-surgery.  In order to avoid this and to get you the best possible result, we recommend you be at your ideal weight prior to surgery.

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