If you have been considering a tummy tuck, it’s important to take few different factors into account when deciding when to schedule your procedure. Tummy tucks achieve the best results when you are close to your target weight. This means that if you are still in the process of losing weight, you should wait until you are at or near your goal weight before undergoing a tummy tuck.
Additionally, if you are planning on getting pregnant in the near future, you should probably wait until you are finished having children. The results of a tummy tuck can be compromised by future pregnancies, since your weight will fluctuate and your abdominal muscles can stretch out again.
If one of your goals in getting a tummy tuck is to look great at the beach during summer, the best time to schedule your tummy tuck procedure is at the beginning of the year. Not only will this give you enough time to heal, you will also have the advantage of wearing more layers of clothing during the cold winter months to disguise swelling and other signs of recent surgery.
By the time summer hits, your incision marks will have softened and healed, your swelling will have died down, and you should be back to your regular, active lifestyle – ready to show off your new appearance.
If you have further questions about tummy tucks, please contact Park Plaza Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.