Many of us are unhappy with parts of our body. It may be a nose that is larger than we’d like, a chin that lacks the prominence we desire, or an abdomen that sags with excess skin after the delivery of a third child. Whatever the concern may be, you may be a candidate for a procedure that can help you achieve the body you believe you should have.

Tummy Tuck Surgery


Let’s focus on the abdomen. Unsightly stomachs and love handles—look out! There is a procedure that is designed to help patients shed excess skin, reduce unwanted fat, and sculpt the stomach of their dreams all in one standard procedure known as Abdominoplasty, or a Tummy Tuck. This procedure is best suited for 2 candidate types—Weight-loss and Post-Pregnancy patients and here’s why…

Both pregnancy and weight-gain due to extraneous factors cause the skin to stretch, muscles to become lax and weaken, and the body produce excess fat cells while the weight is being gained. Once there is a tremendous loss of weight, say once the baby is born or after a rigorous course of diet and exercise, many fat cells reduce at a rapid pace leaving the skin and muscles unable to keep up. This often leaves an appearance of loose skin, weak and lax muscles, and the need for some help!

Abdominoplasty aims to tighten the lax muscles, remove any excess skin with excision, and when deemed necessary, use liposuction to help reduced fat from hard to lose areas in order to best sculpt and shape the body to a match the rest of you!

Good Candidates for a Tummy Tuck Include:

  • Excessive Weight-loss or Post-Pregnancy with lax skin
  • Non-Smoker
  • Within 20-25 lbs of ideal weight
  • Physically Healthy (best recovery!)
  • Emotionally Healthy (positive mental attitude, realistic expectations)
  • Relatively Active (reduce recovery time, less chance of blood clots)

Those who should avoid a Tummy Tuck:

  • Obese patients (other surgical procedures may better suit you)
  • Those who still wish to lose more than 20 lbs
  • Smokers
  • Those who aim to have more children
  • Those who are emotionally unhealthy (unrealistic expectations, negative body image issues)
  • Pre-existing health conditions that may interfere with surgery or recovery

To find out if you may in fact be a good candidate for abdominoplasty, call our office at 1-647-495-9909 to book a personalized consultation with Dr. Levine! Or for more information, visit our webpage dedicated to Tummy Tucks!