The 3 Best Times for a Tummy Tuck

The 3 Best Times for a Tummy Tuck | Dr. Shaun Parson, Scottsdale

The 3 Best Times for a Tummy Tuck

A Scottsdale tummy tuck is the ultimate reward for anyone who has worked hard to lose weight or for a mom who is postpartum and ready for her snap-back body. At Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery & Skin Center, tummy tucks are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for both women and men. Since many of us tend to put on weight in our bellies (and skin in this area is particularly stretchy), it makes sense that when we lose a lot of weight, the skin can sag and become crepe-like. A tummy tuck can permanently tighten the belly, making it taut and youthful looking.

Our skin becomes less able to snap back as we age because our skin is producing less collagen and elastin. Genetics also play a role—some people simply have more elasticity in their skin than others. How quickly we lose weight makes a difference, too. The only way to know for certain if you’re a good candidate for a tummy tuck is to make an appointment with Scottsdale’s tummy tuck expert Dr. Parson. Here are a few examples of why a tummy tuck might be the answer:

1. You’re postpartum and don’t plan to have additional biological kids. Sagging skin is a common complaint of moms. However, it’s best to reserve a tummy tuck for when you’re finished having biological children. Otherwise, the tummy tuck results can be undone with future pregnancies.

2. You had weight-loss surgery. Quickly losing a lot of weight, such as with weight-loss surgery, can make tummy skin especially prone to sagging. A tummy tuck is a milestone event for many who are successful with their weight-loss surgery. You might also consider a body lift, which is like a tummy tuck all the way around the body.

3. You lost a lot of weight quickly. Weight-loss surgery isn’t the only way to lose weight quickly. If you were very committed to your diet and exercise plan, you may have lost weight quickly and found yourself with excess skin. It’s the downside to being hyper-dedicated that nobody warned you about.

Get in Contact with Parson Plastic Surgery & Skin Center Today!

No matter how or why you have excess tummy skin, tummy tucks can remove it for good, all while hiding the scar below your belt line. Call Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery & Skin Center at (480) 282-8386 to schedule your tummy tuck consultation.