I have had the fortune to be able to help a handful of women and men when no one would.  Over the last nine years in practice there have been countless men and women who have needed a tummy tuck but who were turned away for being plus size or overweight.  These patients and the plus size tummy tuck procedures that they underwent made me realize just how powerful and effective a plus size tummy tuck procedure can be.

Q:  So, what exactly is a plus size tummy tuck?

A:  A plus size tummy tuck is a procedure that is designed to tighten, flatten, and reshape the abdomen and waist for patients that are overweight.

In the ideal world, every tummy tuck patient would be at their goal/ideal weight but we do not live in an ideal world and many people struggle to get to their goal weight.  What’s also important to understand is that a plus size tummy tuck often leads to an increase in lifestyle activity and sometimes in diet changes.  The combination of all of these things together often leads to weight loss that would not have otherwise occurred.

Q: Is there a size that is too big for a plus size tummy tuck?

A:  This is a great and important question.  Patients that have an abundance of fat but not much excess loose skin are better candidates for large volume liposuction as opposed to a plus size tummy tuck.  The plus size tummy tuck procedure can be performed at a second stage, however, if needed after the large volume liposuction.

In summary, there is always an answer and a solution for just about any type of body.  The key is to be creative and find the solution that works the best for each patient.

All the best,

Dr. Remus Repta

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