03 Aug How Much Weight Can I Lose from Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Many women struggle with excess skin in the abdominal area after pregnancy or extreme weight loss. One option to remove the excess skin is a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck also tightens the muscles in this area, reduces the waistline and contours the stomach.
Tummy tucks (also known as abdominoplasty) are done primarily for cosmetic reasons. Contrary to what many people believe, it will not help you lose weight. In fact, a tummy tuck is a procedure that is done after the patient has lost weight.
Tummy Tuck: Losing Weight
If you’re getting just a tummy tuck, this will do little regarding weight loss. Many patients lose only 3–6 pounds from the excess skin removed, with the average around five pounds. While the weight loss is insignificant, the loss of inches is what many patients experience the most. It’s not uncommon for patients to go down several sizes and lose several inches in their waist, allowing them to fit better in their clothes.
Some patients feel inspired to eat better and exercise more, and that’s when they experience the most weight loss. However, the tummy tuck procedure itself does not lead to weight loss.
When it comes to plastic surgery, keep in mind that weight loss should not always be the end goal. A tummy tuck is not specifically a weight loss procedure. It works to contour your stomach area so it can help you look and feel better about yourself, even if you don’t lose a lot of weight.
Tummy Tuck Consultation in Newport Beach with John Park MD Plastic Surgery
Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. John Park can help you flatten your tummy and boost your self-confidence with tummy tuck surgery. There are several types of tummy tucks to choose from. Give John Park MD Plastic Surgery a call at (949) 777-6883 to see if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck.