The Characteristics of Tummy Tuck Candidates


Woman's toned abdomen in red workout clothesTummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure which surgically tightens and removes excess, sagging skin around a patient's abdomen. Dr. Joseph Naim is a skilled bariatric surgeon who performs weight-loss surgery as well as tummy tuck surgery. During your procedure, Dr. Naim can tighten and remove excess skin, as well as repair and contour underlying muscles to create a smoother midsection. Abdominoplasty can provide patients with an extra level of confidence and comfort with their bodies after substantial weight loss. To learn more about which patients qualify as tummy tuck candidates, contact our Long Beach office today and schedule a consultation.

Understanding Tummy Tuck Candidacy

Both men and women can develop excess skin on their midsections for a variety of reasons. Abdominoplasty candidates may be dissatisfied with the appearance of excess skin, which may even become caught on clothing, rub painfully, or create skin irritation. Excess abdominal skin can develop for several reasons:

  • Weight Loss: Patients who have lost weight from diet and exercise or with the aid of bariatric surgery often retain excess skin on their stomachs and elsewhere on their bodies. Tummy tuck surgery reduces these tissues to create a smoother, more taut abdomen.
  • Pregnancy: A woman's body undergoes several changes during pregnancy, including the rapid expansion of her abdominal skin. Abdominoplasty surgery can restore a woman's figure, and be performed shortly after she has given birth or even several years later.
  • Genetic Predisposition: Some patients are more likely to develop sagging skin with age.

Abdominoplasty candidates should be in good general health and able to undergo surgery. Candidates should also have reached their weight loss goals. If a patient continues to lose a substantial amount of weight after their tummy tuck, additional excess skin can develop. Dr. Naim can help you determine whether you are at the right point in your weight loss journey to undergo tummy tuck surgery. 

The Benefits of Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss

When you choose to partner with Dr. Naim, you will uniquely benefit from being able to undergo your weight-loss surgery, weight-loss counseling, and subsequent abdominoplasty surgery all with one doctor. Dr. Naim is a skilled surgeon whose artistic technique will ensure your results are as natural-looking as possible. He will take great care to ensure the appearance of your scars is minimized, and they are hidden in natural contours low on your abdomen.

Tummy tuck surgery is often considered a cosmetic procedure, and is generally not covered by medical insurance. Because Dr. Naim primarily performs tummy tuck after weight loss, however, part of all of your surgery may be covered. And for any portion that is not covered, our team works closely with patients to choose a financing option that works well with your budget. Dr. Naim truly wants to help patients complete their transformation after weight loss, and knows the benefits tummy tuck surgery can have on his patients' confidence.

Learn More About Your Candidacy for Tummy Tuck

To learn more about your candidacy for post-bariatric abdominoplasty, contact Advance Bariatric Center and schedule an evaluation with us today.