What Is the Best Age for a Tummy Tuck?

Daughter in early thirties and mother in early sixties listen to the benefits of tummy tuck

People consider tummy tuck surgery for a variety of reasons and at different stages of life. Some of our Lexington, KY, patients want to regain their pre-pregnancy body, while others want to remove excess skin after major weight loss. Many patients wonder, what is the best age for a tummy tuck? The truth is, there is no single “best age” for a tummy tuck, and people in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond can all benefit from this transformative body contouring procedure.

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Before & After Tummy Tuck
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Before & After Tummy Tuck

Who is an Ideal Tummy Tuck Candidate?

Regardless of your age, if you have excess skin and tissue around your midsection, a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can enhance your appearance. Younger patients may heal slightly quicker after surgery, but that doesn’t mean older men and women shouldn’t consider the procedure if it suits their goals. In general, ideal tummy tuck candidates:

  • Have loose abdominal skin that is resistant to a healthy diet and consistent exercise
  • Are within their ideal weight range (within 10 to 15 pounds of goal weight)
  • Are in good overall health
  • Are finished having children
  • Have realistic expectations about their results

What Tummy Tuck Benefits Can I Expect?

Patients of all ages choose tummy tuck surgery to remove stubborn pockets of fat and achieve a flatter, firmer-looking midsection. While a tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure and not a weight loss procedure, you can expect your waistline to look smaller after surgery.

Tummy tuck patients of all ages are typically highly satisfied with their results. The medical review site RealSelf reports that tummy tuck surgery earns a 95% “Worth It” rating from patients who love their tummy tuck results. Visit this link to view stunning transformations featuring our tummy tuck patients of all ages.

Keep in mind that while many patients notice immediate improvement after surgery, it can take up to 6 months to a year to achieve your final tummy tuck results. It’s essential to adhere to your post-op protocol, as proper healing contributes to better patient outcomes. The good news is that you can expect your tummy tuck results to be permanent if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consult

No matter your age, tummy tuck surgery can help you create the toned, firm midsection you’ve always wanted. If you would like to learn more about your body contouring treatment options with Commonwealth Plastic Surgery, please request a consultation online or call us at (859) 277-9435 (Lexington, KY) or (859) 277-8615 (London, KY).

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