How Much Weight Can I Lose from a Tummy Tuck?


Rediscover a flat, tight abdomen with a tummy tuck. If you have loose skin or excess belly fat, a tummy tuck could be the procedure you need to love your middle again. It is a transformative body contouring treatment that offers impressive results, but you should know, a tummy tuck isn’t a weight loss treatment. You may lose a few pounds, but the real change doesn’t come from weight loss. It comes from restructuring the abdominal area and restoring a tight, flat abdominal appearance.

What Happens During a Tummy Tuck?

Pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations all take their toll on the abdomen turning your abs from fab to flab. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, helps to restore a flattened, tight appearance to the abdomen. During surgery, a long incision is made, below the bikini line and extending from hip to hip. Excess skin is removed, and often many of those unwanted stretch marks too. The abdominal muscles are tightened and any separation is corrected. We may use liposuction to remove excess fat in the area. Then the skin is redraped and the belly button repositioned. Finally, the area is wrapped in bandaging and the recovery process begins.

What Are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck isn’t a weight loss treatment, but it does offer many unique benefits. After your procedure you’ll enjoy:

  • Smaller waistline
  • Improved clothing fit
  • Inches off your waist
  • Flatter, tighter abdomen

If you want to lose weight, don’t choose a tummy tuck. Lose the weight first and then get a tummy tuck to perfect and shape your body.

How Long Do Tummy Tuck Results Last?

A tummy tuck provides long lasting results. We recommend a good diet and regular exercise for maintaining your results. Avoid pregnancy and weight gain/loss as these factors can contribute to abdominal changes, potentially reversing your tummy tuck results. With proper maintenance and care, we expect that you’ll enjoy your tummy tuck results for many years to come.

You may not lose weight after your tummy tuck, but that doesn’t mean you won’t love your results. The way you look and feel is much more important than the numbers you see on the scale. After your tummy tuck you’ll enjoy a smaller waistline, a flatter stomach, and tighter abs. Call today and schedule your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Lee.