When you're trying to achieve your aesthetic goals, sometimes diet and exercise just aren't enough. With the Las Vegas fast-paced lifestyle, this can happen quite frequently—patients reach their goal weight, but can't seem to get rid of those stubborn areas of fat. A tummy tuck may be the answer—but are you a candidate for this beneficial procedure?
When considering a tummy tuck, it's important to know what qualifications candidates must meet in order to opt for the surgery. A tummy tuck may be beneficial if you meet the following:
- You are in fairly good shape.
- You have areas of stubborn fat or loose skin around your midsection.
- Issues cannot be resolved by liposuction, diet or exercise alone.
- You are experiencing a loss of elasticity of abdominal skin.
Dr. Julio Garcia may recommend different tummy tuck techniques depending on your body composition and cosmetic goals. For instance, if you have excess tummy fat, Dr. Garcia may recommend liposuction first, then a tummy tuck after you've recovered to tighten muscles and remove loose skin.
To determine if a tummy tuck is right for you, be sure to set up a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon. During your initial appointment, Dr. Garcia will discuss treatment options, pre and post-op guidelines as well as safety precautions in relation to your specific procedure.
If you are in the Las Vegas area and would like to see if you are a candidate for a tummy tuck procedure, give our office a call at (702) 870-0058. We are committed to providing quality care to patients in the Henderson, Paradise and surrounding Nevada communities.