How much weight is usually lost with a tummy tuck

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For those with excess skin around their waistline due to weight loss, tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, helps to improve the overall appearance of the stomach, creating a flatter and more toned tummy.

We explore the results you can expect following a tummy tuck, including how long results will last and whether the procedure can help you lose weight.


What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is a form of cosmetic surgery. The procedure involves removing excess fat and loose skin from the stomach and tightening abdominal muscles, resulting in a more contoured waistline.


Who is tummy tuck surgery for?

Tummy tucks are typically for people within a normal weight range who want to remove loose skin and extra fat from their abdominal area.

As tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, you will also have to be deemed medically well enough to undergo the procedure.

If you are currently engaging in weight loss or plan to have a baby, it is recommended to postpone tummy tuck surgery until you’ve had your children and can maintain a stable weight. This will help you retain the results of your tummy tuck for as long as possible.


Will a tummy tuck help with weight loss?

A tummy tuck is not a form of weight loss surgery. The surgery removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen to improve the appearance of the stomach, which for some people can lead to a small amount of weight loss but does not guarantee it. Therefore, the average weight loss with a tummy tuck will vary from person to person; while some people may go down a size or two in clothing, others may stay the same but with a more toned shape.

Those who have a tummy tuck will also need to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime in order to keep their weight stable, as fluctuations can affect the results of the tummy tuck.


What results can you expect after tummy tuck surgery?

After a tummy tuck, the excess fat and loose skin around your abdomen will be removed, resulting in a stomach which is much flatter and firmer in appearance.

Tummy tuck surgery also helps repair and tighten abdominal muscles, resulting in a more defined, toned and contoured waistline. For some, the tightened abdominal muscles can even help improve posture as your spine is better supported.

You may also notice that the skin around your abdomen will appear smoother as a tummy tuck can help remove any skin imperfections or stretch marks around the area.

The results from a tummy tuck can last for a long time if you maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and maintain a steady weight.


Tummy tuck surgery with Ramsay Health Care

Ramsay Health Care is a leading provider of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments in the UK.

We offer prompt access to consultations with our experienced and highly skilled surgeons who regularly perform abdominoplasty operations as well as a range of other cosmetic surgeries.

We provide expert advice and support along every step of your journey, including a full aftercare service as standard.

Learn more about tummy tuck surgery with Ramsay Health Care.

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