How long does a tummy tuck last?

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Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from your abdomen while tightening your abdominal muscles.

A tummy tuck is an effective way to achieve a flatter, more toned stomach, but how long will it stay like that?

The results of a tummy tuck can last indefinitely, but there are some factors which can impact the longevity of your results.

The appearance of a more toned abdomen following tummy tuck surgery can last for a long time.

However, fluctuations in weight caused by weight loss, weight gain, or pregnancy will limit how long the results of a tummy tuck will last. Ageing can also lead to a loss of elasticity around the abdominal area, which may also change the appearance of your stomach.

It’s recommended that you maintain a stable weight following a tummy tuck and lead a healthy, active lifestyle to help maximise your results.


How long does the tightness last after a tummy tuck?

Initially after a tummy tuck, you may feel sore, have reduced mobility, and have tightness around your abdomen. These symptoms will subside as your body heals, although a full recovery following abdominoplasty can take between four and eight weeks.

The more toned and taut appearance of your stomach following tummy tuck surgery can last many years if you maintain a stable and healthy weight.


How many times can you get a tummy tuck?

Technically, there is no specific limit to the number of tummy tucks you can have. However, it is generally recommended that you have a tummy tuck when you’re able to maintain a steady and stable weight, to reduce the need for additional surgeries in the future.

For example, if you plan on having a baby, it is best to postpone a tummy tuck until after you’ve finished having children to ensure surgery results last as long as possible.


Can you get a tummy back after a tummy tuck?

It’s important to remember that a tummy tuck is not a replacement for weight loss surgery. A tummy tuck will remove excess skin and fat from the stomach and tighten abdominal muscles, however, it does not guarantee weight loss.

The results you get with tummy tuck surgery, such as a flatter and more toned stomach, can last for many years if you maintain a healthy, steady weight.

However, the natural ageing process, weight loss, weight gain, and pregnancy can change the appearance of your stomach and impact the results of a tummy tuck.


Tummy tuck surgery with Ramsay Health Care

When you have a tummy tuck with Ramsay Health Care, you’re guaranteed to have your surgery performed promptly by experienced and skilled cosmetic surgeons who specialise in and regularly perform abdominoplasty operations.

All our surgeons are GMC-registered and provide a timely, friendly, and professional cosmetic surgery service.

Learn more about tummy tuck surgery with Ramsay Health Care here. Or contact us today to arrange an appointment with one of our expert consultants.

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