What Is the Right Age for a Tummy Tuck?

tummy-tuck-portland-orDo you have a saggy tummy? Pregnancy and dramatic weight loss can leave the stomach area looking stretched out and saggy. What’s the solution? For many of our patients a tummy tuck is a way to restore a flatter, tighter, more attractive abdominal area. Are you ready for a tummy tuck? Call our offices and schedule your consultation with Dr. Waldorf! 503-646-0101

If you’re considering a tummy tuck, you may wonder if you’re ready for the procedure. What’s the right age for a tummy tuck? Should you wait? Here are a couple of factors to consider.

Are You at Your Ideal Weight?

A tummy tuck isn’t a weight loss treatment. Before your tummy tuck you should be close to your ideal weight. Some stubborn fat in the abdominal area is okay; a tummy tuck can remove this stubborn fat while tightening muscles and removing loose skin.

Are You Planning Future Pregnancies?

A tummy tuck is often part of a mommy makeover, a set of surgical treatments to restore the body after baby. It can be very effective in restoring a flatter, tighter stomach, but bear in mind that the changes will be reversed if you have another baby. Dr. Waldorf recommends waiting until you’ve finished bearing children to consider a tummy tuck.

If you are at or close to your ideal weight and are finished having children, a tummy tuck might be right for you. There is no one right age for a tummy tuck. More than age, the right time depends on your situation.

Taking the Next Step

If you are ready for a tummy tuck, call our offices at 503-646-0101 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Waldorf. During your consultation our doctors will examine your midsection, take your medical history, and offer recommendations. If a tummy tuck is the right choice, they can provide specifics about what the surgery will entail for you.

Are you ready for a tummy tuck? Call us today and schedule your consultation.