weight. So, the answer becomes YES.
The best candidates for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) have successfully reduced or maintained their body mass index (BMI) to less than 30.0 kg/m2. There are free BMI calculators out there to help you track your weight or meet weight loss goals. That said, many plastic surgeons will be willing to work with you if your BMI exceeds 30, if you are motivated, follow postop instructions (are compliant), and are otherwise fairly healthy.
Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon about your body contouring goals and how he or she can help meet them safely.
Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery
Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC
11459 Johns Creek Parkway
Johns Creek, GA 30097
During a tummy tuck, fat cells are removed from the body and will not return to the treated area. For this reason, patients who gain weight after their procedure may experience this in other areas such as the buttocks, legs, arms, and breasts. The results of your tummy tuck will be preserved if you have only minor weight fluctuations. But excessive weight gain will definitely affect your results and may cause the skin in the abdominal area to stretch.