Will there be a permanent scar from my tummy tuck?
Yes, but it is below the panty line. The incision is generally made from hipbone to hipbone just above the pubic area. Excess fat, tissue and skin is removed and the abdominal muscles tightened. An incision around the navel is also made so it can be repositioned for a natural look.
Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
The best candidates are men and women who are in basically good shape but have excess fat around their tummy area that exercise and diet can't get rid of. Women who have had multiple pregnancies, but are finished having children, are also good candidates.
How long will my tummy tuck last?
Having a firmer, flatter abdomen following your tummy tuck surgery should last for many years. However, if you gain or lose weight, or become pregnant, the skins' natural elasticity may become lax and a second procedure may be appropriate.