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Are you a Candidate for tummy tuck surgery? 

Plastic Surgery

September 13, 2020 | 3 minute read

Tummy tuck surgery

body contouringIf you are self-conscious about the appearance of loose and sagging skin around your mid-section, or have developed weakened or separated abdominal muscles following a major weight loss or pregnancy, you could benefit the most from tummy tuck cosmetic surgery. 

At the time of your pre-operative consultation, your surgeon will determine your candidacy and help you make a well-considered choice. Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides tummy tuck surgery to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding locations. 


The following characteristics will make you a good candidate for a tummy tuck plastic surgery:  

  • You are unhappy with the appearance of droopy or loose skin in the abdomen, which has not improved with diet or exercise   
  • You want to restore your pre-pregnancy or pre-weight loss figure in the mid-section area, which has developed sagging skin and deep stretch marks  
  • You have a moderate and stable weight, not too divergent from your ideal body weight  
  • You do not plan to undergo another pregnancy or a weight loss procedure in the foreseeable future  
  • You are in good general health and are willing to abide by the surgeon’s pre- and post-surgical care instructions  
  • You have realistic expectations and are committed to maintaining healthy and active lifestyle after your tummy tuck plastic surgery 

Pregnancy or C-Section 

Your pregnancy may stretch your abdominal skin and separate the underlying muscles in a way that diet or exercise may prove insufficient to correct the condition after childbirth. Multiple pregnancies will particularly make your abdominal skin elasticity and muscle tone weaker.  

Tummy tuck cosmetic surgery, whether performed as an independent procedure or as part of a mommy makeover, can help you restore a youthful shape and tone of your abdominal area. Sometimes tummy tuck may have to be performed in conjunction with liposuction to create desirable, natural looking results.  

Substantial Weight Loss 

If you have undergone a bariatric surgery to lose a large amount of body weight, you may be left with loose or hanging skin in the abdominal area along with overstretched muscles. It may not be possible to correct this unsightly mid-section skin appearance and loss of muscle tone without tummy tuck surgery.  

Depending on the extent of weight loss, additional procedures such as body lift, butt lift or thigh lift may have to be combined with tummy tuck surgery to create more natural looking contours.  

Aging and Genetics  

Skin laxity and muscle tone weakness is bound to occur as you age. In some cases, the aging effects may be more pronounced in your abdominal area, leading to a sagging, flabby mid-section. If you are struggling with this condition, tummy tuck could be a good solution for you to streamline the abdominal area.  

Sometimes, even if you are maintaining an active lifestyle and a balanced diet, you may develop unwanted flat and loose skin your abdominal region. This may occur even in your 30s or 40s if you are genetically predisposed to abdominal roundness. In this situation, you may be an appropriate candidate for abdominoplasty.  

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for tummy tuck surgery.  

Contact El Paso, TX Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez

For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.

Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.

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