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Tummy Tuck Surgery Candidates

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Tummy Tuck Surgery Candidates | Pasadena Plastic Surgery | Diamond BarThe tummy tuck is one of the major body contouring cosmetic surgery procedures today. Excess fat accumulation and sagging skin around the midsection is a common problem for both women and men, which can be resolved effectively with tummy tuck. The cosmetic surgeon will carefully evaluate various aspects before determining the candidacy for tummy tuck surgery.

Dr. Daniel Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon providing a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, including tummy tuck. Patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive this surgery from Dr. Lin.


Who can benefit from Tummy Tuck?

An individual who feels self-conscious or is unhappy about the appearance of loose, drooping skin around the abdominal area, or suffers from weakened or separated abdominal muscles following weight loss, can benefit the most from tummy tuck cosmetic surgery. Women who have stretched abdominal tissue and weak abdominal muscles after a pregnancy can also regain their pre-pregnancy figure in the waist area after a tummy tuck.

While tummy tuck is a weight loss surgery, it can improve the contours around the waist when diet and exercise fail to eliminate stubborn fat tissue in the area. Individuals with excess fat deposits in the tummy area can benefit from a combination of tummy tuck and liposuction in many cases. The plastic surgeon will make the final decision about the suitability of a candidate for this surgery.


Pre-requisites for a Good Candidate

Individuals with the following attributes will usually make a good candidate for tummy tuck:

  • Be in basic general health and suffering from no specific condition that could interfere with the surgery or healing

  • Have loose or sagging skin around the tummy area

  • Carry excess fat tissue in the midsection

  • Have reasonable expectations from the procedure

  • Be committed to following the pre- and post-operative instructions of the surgeon and maintaining an active lifestyle

Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas for tummy tuck surgery.


What a Candidate should Not Do

A candidate for tummy tuck surgery should not:

  • Smoke for several weeks before and after the surgery

  • Hide any medical information that could compromise their safety during the surgery

  • Take blood thinning medications, vitamins or herbal supplements without the surgeon’s knowledge

  • Plan for a pregnancy in the near future after tummy tuck

  • Plan to undergo a major weight loss in the near future

  • Feel compelled to undergo a tummy tuck not out of personal choice but due to the influence of others



Some individuals may be physically fit and active, but may still suffer from fat accumulation in the tummy area due to genetic factors. In such cases, they may be tremendous candidates for tummy tuck even in their 20s or 30s because of a genetic predisposition and family history.

No matter how much time you spend on the treadmill, for some people, there may be nothing you can do about that fat. You will be able to burn most of it off, but perhaps not all. Some things, sometimes, are out of your control. This is why the tummy tuck procedure is sometimes absolutely necessary and has made so many people smile.


Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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