A Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss May Be the Missing Link Between You and Your Fitness Goals

A Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss May Be the Missing Link Between You and Your Fitness Goals

Patients come to K Plastic Surgery with mixed emotions. They have just worked their butts off to lose a large amount of weight, eating right and exercising religiously. Problem is, while they are excited by the weight loss and their resolve, these same women now hate the sagging, loose skin in their abdominal area. And it seems that an infinite number of crunches won’t do anything to tighten it up.

For this type of problem, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is the answer. The procedure is designed to remove excess sagging skin and tighten weakened abdominal muscles, the consequences of massive weight loss or pregnancy (where the abdominal muscles are overly stretched).

Ideal Candidates for a Tummy Tuck

Ideally, you need to have significant excess skin and weakened abdominal muscles to get the most desirable outcomes from a tummy tuck. If excess pockets of abdominal fat are present, a liposuction may be done before the procedure. In addition, you need to be in excellent physical shape and within your ideal body weight for six months prior to your procedure. And, as with all cosmetic procedures, you need to have realistic expectations.

If you’d like to learn more about a tummy tuck, get in touch with us today! Call 518.346.0002 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment!


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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.