Can an Overweight Person Get a Tummy Tuck?

Kansas City Plastic Surgeon serving Overland Park, Leawood & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: June 22, 2020
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Image of an overweight woman struggling to fasten her pantsA tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today. It’s a great way to eliminate excess fat and skin in order to achieve a flatter midsection and attractive physique. The procedure can help a variety of patients, including plus-sized women and men.

If you are overweight, but not considered obese, you may still qualify for tummy tuck surgery. You will see optimal results if you are already close to your ideal weight. However, even if you aren’t yet at your goal weight, it may still be a good idea to meet personally with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Levi Young to discuss all of your body contouring options.

If your body mass index (BMI) is more than 30, it will most likely be in your best interest to lose some weight before starting the tummy tuck process. Patients who are obese may have health issues that could disqualify them for elective surgery. That being said, if you are overweight, but still in generally good health, abdominoplasty may still be an option.

Many tummy tuck patients are somewhat over their ideal weight. If you are plus-sized and considering abdominoplasty, you’ll likely achieve the best results if you:

  • Are within 20-30 pounds of your goal weight
  • Are generally healthy, and free of medical conditions that could increase your risk for complications
  • Are committed to living an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Do not plan on future pregnancies

If you’re considering a tummy tuck, it is crucial to have realistic expectations for your results. Abdominoplasty is not weight loss surgery. You won’t go from a size 20 down to a size 2 after your procedure, but you can expect an improvement in your body proportions and a certain drop in your clothing size. A tummy tuck will help to tighten your abdominal muscles and flatten your belly. You will find that your cloths fit and look better. You may feel less self-conscious in bathing suits and lingerie. When you feel beautiful, your confidence shines through.

We invite you to visit our before-and-after gallery to see examples of Dr. Young’s tummy tuck results for yourself.

Schedule Your Free Tummy Tuck Consultation Today

The best way to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you is to meet personally with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Levi Young. During your confidential initial consult, he will discuss your goals, review your medical history, and assess your candidacy for abdominoplasty.

Call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery today at 913-341-2188 to arrange you free consultation. We welcome patients from Overland Park, Liberty, and nearby areas in Kansas and Missouri.

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