How Much Weight Can You Lose From a Tummy Tuck?

Many individuals consider an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck for a myriad of reasons. Some people opt for the procedure to remove excess skin that causes the belly to protrude. Others complement their weight loss goals with an abdominoplasty. Some women, especially those who had multiple pregnancies, choose a tummy tuck to eliminate stretch marks. Other people use te procedure to correct separated muscles and trim excess skin after extreme weight loss.

Indeed, a tummy tuck is great for those who want to flatten and tighten their abdominal areas. While the procedure can help you in your weight loss efforts, it shouldn’t be viewed as an overall weight loss treatment.

All Is Not Lost

The truth is you may lose weight after the surgery but not much. The reason is a tummy tuck is not designed that way.

Yes, you may have heard from previous patients that a tummy tuck has helped them lose weight, and this is true. However, not in the way you expect it to be. After the removal of excess fat and skin in the abdomen, you may weigh an average of five pounds less than your previous weight before the surgery.

This weight loss combined with skin excision and muscle tightening will produce dramatic results.

If you’ve already lost weight and are ready to trim off excess skin for a tighter stomach, schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon. Call Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg today at 540-371-7730.