“Tummy tuck should be performed when you’re at or near ideal body weight. It really isn’t a weight loss procedure. You’ll short yourself on the result end if you have it done when you’re still overweight. In fact if you lose weight after the procedure you’ll have lax skin all over again and need a revision. It’s really best to get to get close to ideal body weight before you pursue your procedure and then your surgeon can give you the best result.

“It can be difficult for patients to know exactly which procedure is going to provide them the result they desire. Specifically when it comes to the tummy area, patients will frequently think liposuction is the answer, when if you have loose skin or lax muscles, liposuction won’t help you at all. In fact, a tummy tuck is a much better option.”