Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado


A tummy tuck is an excellent way to tighten your abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and fat in the region to achieve a more toned, flat stomach. While this procedure can deliver dramatic results, it is not ideal for everyone. The best way to find out if you are an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is to schedule a consultation with Denver plastic surgeons Dr. John. A. Grossman and Dr. Philippe A. Capraro.

Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure
  • Have excess skin and fat in the abdominal region
  • Are close to their ideal weight
  • Have loose abdominal muscles that need tightening
  • Are not smokers or are willing to stop smoking prior to and immediately following the procedure

Many women choose to undergo a tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover to restore their body to its pre-pregnancy form. Pregnancy can stretch the skin and separate the abdominal muscles. Often, diet and exercise will not be adequate to restore a flat stomach, especially after multiple pregnancies. A tummy tuck is one of the most effective ways to achieve the results you desire after childbirth.

If you are planning on losing a lot of weight, you should wait to undergo a tummy tuck until you have reached your desired weight to ensure optimal results. Also, women who are planning on having more children in the future should wait until they are done with childbirth to get a tummy tuck, since future pregnancies can adversely impact your results.

Please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery today to schedule your confidential tummy tuck consultation. Dr. Grossman and Dr. Capraro serve patients in Denver and Littleton, Colorado.