Certain cosmetic procedures can offer a drastic improvement in the shape of your body, and a tummy tuck is one of them. Here is a look at a few questions prospective patients tend to have about a tummy tuck procedure.
How many sizes can you lose with just a tummy tuck?
When you look at the size of the pants you now wear, you can expect that one or two of those added size points are accommodating the added bulge of extra skin and flab around your abdominal area. When you have a tummy tuck, this fatty tissue is removed. Therefore, you may see a pants size change of a size or two, but it is not typically anything more substantial than that. The biggest difference will be in the appearance of your stomach; it will be flatter and create less of a bulge in your clothing.
Will you lose a lot of weight with a tummy tuck?
Tummy tucks do not involve a lot of weight loss. The procedure may be combined with liposuction to eliminate excess fatty tissue. Even still, you really should not expect that the tummy tuck will cause you to lose more than a few pounds if any.
Will there be scarring after a tummy tuck?
Tummy tucks do come along with scarring. You can expect there to be incision scars around the base of your abdominal area right at the pubic hairline or possibly around the underside of where your stomach meets your abdomen. Some scarring will also be possible around the belly button because incisions may be made here to lift the skin. In the most severe cases, there can also be other scars along the sides, but this is not common.
Can you have a tummy tuck if you had a c-section?
For whatever reason, it is a common misconception that you cannot have a tummy tuck done if you have had a prior cesarean, but that simply is not the case. In fact, most women who have had a c-section are good candidates for tummy tuck procedures because the incisions can be done around the existing scars and no more scarring will occur other than what they already have.
What happens if you gain weight after your tummy tuck procedure?
If you do gain weight after the procedure, you can see the same issues return. For example, if you had a small flap of skin that hung over your abdomen and that was removed, this could potentially come back if you gain weight and then lose it again.
To learn more, contact a plastic surgeon to talk about tummy tuck cosmetic surgery.
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