The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. With a Tummy Tuck in Maryland, Dr. Cappuccino can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.
BMI limitations for Tummy Tuck surgery
At our practice, we recommend that the patient’s BMI be under 35 before undergoing surgery, but this number is not set in stone, and there are always exceptions to the rule. Though, it is recommended that the patient be at or near their goal weight prior to meeting with their prospective physician. There can be an exception, however, for people that have already lost a substantial amount of weight. Patients who have lost 100 pounds or more may still be eligible for surgery despite being over a BMI of 35.