Are You A Good Candidate For Tummy Tuck Surgery Near San Antonio? By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on May 18, 2019

What Is A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin folds, and repairs underlying muscles in the midsection. This procedure results in a tighter and more toned look, one that is often not possible with diet and exercise alone. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, so no matter how physically fit we are a toned abdomen is always out of reach. Tummy tuck is a popular procedure because it is the most effective way to get rid of excess skin, and offers lasting results.



During a tummy tuck surgery, your surgeon will make an incision across your abdomen. The length of the incision will be determined by the amount of skin your surgeon needs to remove. Fat is then removed and, if needed, the abdominal muscles are repaired. The surgeon then trims off excess skin and pulls the remaining skin tight before closing the incision.


Tummy Tuck Recovery: What You Need To Know

After a tummy tuck, you will notice an immediate change to your waistline, although there will be some swelling. A few weeks after your surgery, swelling should subside and your full results will be apparent. During the recovery period, it is important to follow all your surgeon's instructions. Post-op instructions may include medication to take, incision care, and refraining from exercise and heavy lifting until cleared by your surgeon. The results of a tummy tuck can last a lifetime as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. To learn more about tummy tucks at Barone Plastic Surgery, visit this page


Are You A Good Candidate For Tummy Tuck Surgery Near San Antonio?

Now that you know what a tummy tuck is, how do you decide if you are a good candidate for one? At your consultation, Dr. Barone will determine if you are healthy enough for surgery. Tummy tuck candidates are usually close to their goal weight, and do not intend to get pregnant. If you still have a significant amount of weight to lose, or you want to become pregnant in the future, talk to Dr. Barone about the best time for a tummy tuck.


When deciding if a tummy tuck is right for you think about the following factors:


  • Are you healthy, and do you intend to maintain a healthy lifestyle after your surgery?

  • Do you have realistic expectations about what a tummy tuck can and cannot do?

  • Are you willing to give up smoking and certain medications before your surgery?

  • Do you feel unhappy with the amount of loose skin on your abdomen?


Talk through the process of a tummy tuck, what is involved in recovery, your aesthetic goals, and expectations with Dr. Barone. She will empower you to make the best choice for your body.


Combining Other Procedures With Your Tummy Tuck Surgery Near San Antonio

Tummy tuck is often part of a combination procedure. Combination procedures are individualized to meet each patient’s specific needs safely and efficiently. One common combination procedure is a “mommy makeover”. While this procedure is customizable, it often includes surgeries that address changes the body endures as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Some of the most common procedures combined with tummy tuck for a mommy makeover are:



To find out if you are a good candidate for a combination procedure, visit Dr. Barone today. Learn more about how Dr. Barone performs mommy makeovers by visiting this page,


Learn About Tummy Tuck, Recovery, And More

How can you learn more about tummy tucks? At Barone Plastic Surgery, you will find all the information you need to make the best decision for your body. Dr. Barone is a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon, author, innovator, and educator. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve increased self-esteem using the wide variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures she offers. To start your cosmetic surgery journey, call Dr. Barone for a complimentary consultation. Simply call 210-268-1596 to get started.

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Dr. Constance Barone in San Antonio, TX, and her team pride themselves in delivering safe, compassionate care tailored to your individual needs. She has been voted one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America and her professional affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation and learn more about how Dr. Barone can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact our office online, or call (210) 614-0400.

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