Who is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Watch this video by Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Buffalo, NY as he explains what circumstances determine who is an ideal patient to receive a tummy tuck.

And many patients may be candidate for a tummy tuck. And sometimes we perform what we call a mini tummy tuck as well. So if a woman has just a little extra skin in the lower abdomen and some fatty tissue that they don’t want, we can do some liposuction with the mini tummy tuck. A good candidate for a full abdominoplasty or a full tummy tuck, would be someone perhaps that had one or multiple pregnancies with a lot of skin laxity and loose muscles below the surface.

Meet Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. MD, FACS

Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and performs all aspects of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He specializes in creating a customized approach to looking your best, which may include using multiple modalities which Dr. Shatkin refers to as ‘Combination Rejuvenation’. He has been in private practice in this field since completing his Plastic Surgery Training in 1989.

His major concentration is in the areas of Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery including Eyelift and Facelift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nasal Surgery, Body contouring and Mommy Makeover tummy and Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Laser Skin Resurfacing and Injectables.​

He is the only Plastic Surgeon in the world to have received the coveted 5-Star Diamond Award from the American Association of Hospitality Sciences and to date, the only Medical Doctor to have received the coveted Buffalo-Niagara Business Ethics Award which he and his team received in 2017.

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