As effective as they can be, tummy tucks are not for everyone. They are also not ideal under certain circumstances and at certain times in a person’s life. So, when is the best time for a tummy tuck? These are three times in life when a tummy tuck makes a whole lot of sense.
When someone loses a significant amount of weight, loose skin is often left behind. While time may help, this skin often does not go away entirely on its own. A tummy tuck can be the final step in achieving the body you want after weight loss. A tummy tuck may even help you maintain your weight loss results for longer.
Many women suffer from stretched-out skin after a pregnancy, and yearn to restore their pre-baby bodies.[pullquote] Pregnancy and childbirth can change a woman’s body in ways that can’t always be remedied through diet and exercise, and a tummy tuck is often the right fix. [/pullquote] Some women choose to wait until after they are done having children to have one, though, since subsequent pregnancies can affect the results of a tummy tuck.
The muscles of your abdomen can become separated for various reasons. It most commonly happens in people who were overweight and in women during pregnancy. This condition, known as diastasis recti, is fairly common and makes the stomach appear “blown out” and pouchy. These damaged muscles can be restored when they are re-connected as part of a tummy tuck procedure.
The best time for a tummy tuck is when you are in good health, have maintained your weight for a time, and you have determined that it’s the right procedure to help you achieve your goals.