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Tummy Tuck Candidates

Ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery at The Ottawa Clinic are typically individuals who find themselves at or near their optimal weight but grapple with excess skin around their abdomen. 


It’s essential to understand that a tummy tuck isn’t designed for significant weight reduction, although it can be paired with liposuction to target small, isolated pockets of fat. Those who have undergone considerable weight loss, experiencing loose skin as a consequence, often make excellent candidates for this procedure.


The diverse spectrum of tummy tuck patients at our clinic includes many women who have undergone one or more pregnancies. While a tummy tuck is not contraindicated for women planning future pregnancies, it’s advisable to consider scheduling the procedure after completing their family. Although a pregnancy following the surgery generally does not pose medical concerns, the results of the tummy tuck are likely to be affected, potentially necessitating a secondary procedure to maintain the desired outcome.


Tummy tuck surgery is a commonplace procedure performed on a broad range of patients, spanning different ages, sizes, and body types. However, certain criteria must be met for candidacy. Prospective candidates should be in good overall health to mitigate potential risks associated with the procedure. Additionally, patients are encouraged to be non-smokers or commit to discontinuing smoking several weeks prior to and after the surgery, contributing to a healthier recovery process and minimizing associated risks.