Many patients come into our office requesting a procedure they do not need. We want to help people who are thinking of setting up a free consultation for a tummy tuck by offering information on our blog on some of the ways to know if a tummy tuck is needed.

#1: You Have Loose Abdominal Muscles

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If you’ve been exercising your abdominal muscles for months, and you just aren’t seeing them tighten, you may want to consider a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck separates layers of the skin and fat from the muscles to pull the muscles back together again at the midline. Pulling the muscles back together firms and tighten the muscles to flatten the stomach.

#2: You Have Loose Skin after Losing Weight

When you’ve lost weight through exercising and dieting, loose skin may be left behind. This loose skin doesn’t always snap back. A tummy tuck can remove the extra skin, so you end up with a smooth, tight midsection.

During this process, fatty tissue can be removed. So, if you have any remaining fat in your abdominal area, a tummy tuck can take care of it.

#3: You Have Stretch Marks after Pregnancy

Many women have stretch marks after giving birth to their child. This is a normal, common reaction to the skin as it has to stretch to accommodate the growing belly. Since stretch marks are often left on loose skin, a tummy tuck will remove the skin along with the stretchmarks. All that is left behind is smooth, perfect looking skin.

#4: You Don’t Like Your Tummy

If you look in the mirror while trying on a bikini and dislike your midsection, a tummy tuck may be perfect for you. The only way to know is to have a plastic surgeon assess your abdominal area. An experienced plastic surgeon will know right away if a tummy tuck will give you the results you desire.

Free Consultations for a Tummy Tuck

We understand the decision for a tummy tuck is a big one. We want to help you with that decision as much as possible with a free consultation. During this appointment, you will have the opportunity to ask us questions, see before and after images, and find out if you are a candidate for a tummy tuck. You can set up a free consultation Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and on Saturdays at our Manhattan or Commack, Long Island office.

We look forward to helping you feel good about your tummy, so you be proud to show it off this summer!