Am I a Tummy Tuck Candidate?


While tummy tucks can be beneficial for both men and women in Ft. Myers, abdominoplasty is not a viable option for everyone. Dr. Mandraccia has years of plastic surgery experience, and he knows how to best  determine who may or may not be a viable tummy tuck candidate.

Generally, ideal tummy tuck candidates are for people who:

  • Are already close to their ideal weight - As a sculpting procedure, tummy tucks are not intended to be a weight loss tool
  • Are in a good overall state of health physically and mentally - Health problems may cause complications and unrealistic expectations about what the procedure can accomplish may lead to unsatisfying results
  • Do not intend to have any future pregnancies - Having children after your tummy tuck can reverse the results of your abdominoplasty

For the right candidates, tummy tucks can be a powerful body sculpting procedure that provides dramatic results for both your appearance and your self-esteem, but it's important to make sure it's the right procedure to help you achieve your personal aesthetic and physical goals. Sometimes alternative body contouring procedures might better help you obtain optimal results, so it's important to consider all of your available options.

So although the tummy tuck is a safe, effective and commonly performed procedure, it is still a major surgery, and your candidacy will need to be determined by an experienced plastic surgeon.

To find out more about your tummy tuck candidacy, contact Dr. Robert Mandraccia at (239) 633-8819 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Ft. Myers plastic surgeon.