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Who is the best candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

The best person to have a tummy tuck would be someone who is in full health, who wants to either reduce the amount of fat, or skin around the abdominal region.  Tummy tucks are a very drastic surgery, and they shouldn’t be undertaken lightly.  There are risks involved, and you need to make sure that you are properly informed of what these are and how to properly prepare and recover from surgery.  As with any type of surgery it helps for you to be as healthy as possible.  Often you will be asked to stop smoking up to two weeks before surgery. Some parts of your lifestyle might have to be modified to accommodate surgery, for example some vitamins might need to be avoided nor others taken.  Any health problems that you have, or have had in the past, need to be discussed with your surgeon to ensure that they won’t cause any problems with your operation.  There may be certain instances which will prevent you from being able to have surgery, but normally your surgeon will just need to be informed so that they can perform the surgery with the least amount of risk, and make informed decisions to keep you safe.  The clinic you are having the surgery with, will inform you of all the steps you need to take to ensure that there are no problems with the surgery and that you are fully prepared in order to make the best recovery.

What health problems might mean that I could need a Tummy Tuck?

Sometimes abdominoplasty can be performed with funding from insurance companies or from the NHS.  These instances tend to be for people who have muscular diseases or who have had a real problem following some form of weight loss due to illness.  An excess of skin, in these cases, can cause many problems as fungus can form underneath skin pockets.  These cases would be treated as priority, and as such people who have problems such as these would be seen as the most suitable candidates.  Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure, and can be seen as appropriate in many different instances, however this might not deem it a necessary procedure.  

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