We have received several visitors here in our Massachusetts cosmetic surgery practice who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their stomachs, despite following a strict diet and exercise. Every so often, we recommend a tummy tuck for these types of patients, most of which comprise those who just experienced massive weight loss or recently had childbirth.
So when exactly is the perfect time to have a tummy tuck? Let’s find out below.
- First, one should already be within or close to their ideal weight. If you are still in the process of losing weight, it is best to wait until you’ve reached the appropriate scale readings.
- Also, if you’ve been thinking about giving birth in the future, consider postponing the tummy tuck after you have already decided not to have children anymore. Future pregnancies and childbirths may cause your abdominal muscles to stretch, compromising tummy tuck results.
- If you’re a smoker, you may have to quit a few weeks/months ahead before the tummy tuck surgery. Smoking heightens your risk of possible complications such as delayed healing and infection.
If you have more questions concerning the perfect time to have a tummy tuck, get in touch with us today for a personal consultation with Dr. Russo! Contact (617)964-1440 or fill out this contact form. Call today to book your appointment with us!