Should I wait until I'm closer to goal before getting a tummy tuck?
Asked by brittamichaela on May 04, 2011
in Weight Loss
I'm down 68 pounds and want to get a tummy tuck. Should I wait till I'm closer to goal weight?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons advises you to be at a stable weight before getting a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and loose skin and tightens stretched muscles to give the abdomen a flatter appearance, but the outcome can be greatly diminished if your weight fluctuates. Tummy tucks are major surgery, typically performed under general anesthesia. In the US, the cost ranges from $4000 to $15,000 depending upon where you live and the complexity of the operation. It is usually considered to be a cosmetic procedure and so not covered by health insurance.