Can I get a tummy tuck if I’m overweight?

One of the most common procedures cosmetic surgeons perform globally is the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. Tummy tucks are incredibly popular among patients in the Frisco, Texas area and are frequently performed by Dr. Patrick Obasi at Noble Cosmetic Surgery. This procedure is a great way to rid yourself of excess skin and fat so that you can have a flatter, smoother midsection that you and others find attractive. Ideally, a patient going in for a tummy tuck is relatively healthy. However, there are still situations where an overweight but not obese individual will be considered a suitable candidate for the procedure. 

Optimal results are more easily achieved if you are near your ideal weight. But even if you are not there, it is still a good idea to go in and meet with Dr. Obasi to discuss possible body contouring options, including a tummy tuck.


When determining whether you are a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck, one significant factor is your body mass index or BMI. If your BMI is higher than 30, it will most likely be recommended that you lose some weight before you can be considered a candidate for a tummy tuck. Potential patients who are considered obese could also have other underlying health conditions, making them poor candidates for the procedure. However, if you are overweight and in good health, you should speak with your doctor as a tummy tuck could still be an option.


The reality is that many who undergo the tummy tuck procedure are heavier than their ideal weight. If you are considered plus-size but are interested in a tummy tuck, you may still be a good candidate for the procedure if:

  • You are within 20 to 30 pounds of your ideal weight
  • Have no or minimal underlying health conditions
  • Have committed yourself to an active lifestyle
  • You are not planning on becoming pregnant

If you want to learn more about tummy tucks and how one can help you get that body contour you’ve been seeking, please consider reaching out to Noble Cosmetic Surgery. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Patrick Obasi, please call 214-227-0668 today



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