A tummy tuck is a good option for many, but there are cases when the procedure is unlikely to yield lasting positive effects. Women who are unsure if they’d like to have additional children may want to postpone a tummy tuck until after they are finished adding to their family.
Those who struggle with weight and have not found a weight management plan that works for them should also consider if this procedure is right for them. Gaining weight after a tummy tuck will mar your results and could require additional surgical intervention to regain a flat abdominal profile.
A tummy tuck is best suited for nonsmokers, as smoking robs your body of its ability to heal properly. There is a serious risk of losing the skin below your belly button if you are a regular smoker and undergo this procedure. You should stop smoking, vaping, or taking any nicotine products for at least a month prior to surgery and two weeks after surgery. And then quit altogether! You should also make sure you are in good health prior to scheduling your tummy tuck.