Candidates for Tummy Tuck

You may exercise and eat healthy, or diet, and still be discouraged by areas of fat that just don't seem to want to go away. Sometimes increasing the number of crunches or adding another mile to your run just will not achieve the results you want. You may want to consider the tummy tuck procedure. Most people who have undergone tummy tuck surgery are extremely pleased with the results. They get the abdomen they have always wanted, but has eluded them even with regular exercise and a proper diet.

Candidacy for Tummy Tuck

Not everyone is a candidate for tummy tuck surgery. Dr. Peña will evaluate your physical condition and speak to you at length about your cosmetic goals. He will also want to know about your general medical history. Generally, a tummy tuck candidate is:


  • Already leading an active lifestyle
  • A non-smoker
  • Physically healthy
  • Within 25 pounds of their ideal weight
  • Emotionally healthy
  • Positive with realistic expectations

A tummy tuck tightens skin and muscles in the abdominal region and can be combined with liposuction to remove abdominal fat. Dr. Peña will discuss with you how the tummy tuck procedure will benefit your specific body type.

If you believe you may be a good candidate for the tummy tuck procedure, please contact experienced Fort Myers, Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Peña for an initial consultation.