A tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure that results in a smoother, tighter abdomen. It is commonly sought by men and women in their 30s, 40s, and 50s who have tried diet and exercise but still have slack skin and muscle s in the abdominal area. The procedure is especially popular among women who have had one or more children but do not plan on having more, since it allows not only for the tightening of slack abdominal muscles, but also for the removal of stretch marks, since skin is removed from the abdominal region.
In general, the best candidates for tummy tucks are in good general health, are at or near their ideal weight, are non-smokers, and have realistic expectations for the procedure.
To learn more, you can read our Good Candidates for Tummy Tuck page, or schedule a personal evaluation with Naples, Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña today.