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How Many Sizes Do You Lose With a Tummy Tuck?

By Dr. Charles J. Galanis

How Many Sizes Do You Lose With a Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks can really transform your body, and the average tummy tuck procedure cost is far less than other surgical options.  We understand that aging, pregnancy, or changes in how much weight and excess fat you carry, can leave you with a tummy that doesn’t look as defined as you would like it to be.

Fortunately, you can reclaim your body through tummy tuck surgery and look your very best again.

How Many Sizes Can I Lose With a Tummy Tuck?

Although everyone is different and this is not a weight loss procedure, typically, patients can anticipate a reduction of approximately 2 to 3 pant sizes after undergoing a tummy tuck surgery, with some experiencing an even more significant decrease in waist size.

You will likely also find that your stomach is flatter and smoother, which will make it look better in clothing.  The extent of this reduction depends on the initial amount of excess skin and the patient’s commitment to weight maintenance following the surgery.

Talk to our staff for a complete overview of what you can realistically expect. There are also a few tummy tuck before and after photos that we can guide you through to help you.  We will make sure that your goals are perfectly aligned with what is possible for your body type. We are here for you!

What Can I Target With My Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tucks target a few key areas of your abdomen. One of the key things that this treatment does is to correct any loose skin concerns that you may have.  Excess skin is a very normal part of aging and can occur if you lose a lot of weight rapidly or if your body goes through pregnancy.

Often, people don’t like how loose skin looks on their abdomen and find that once we remove excess skin, their body’s aesthetic improves dramatically.

Additionally, tummy tucks can address any areas that exercise and diet can’t reach, smoothing out your stomach muscles and excess weight. This treatment can also tighten up your muscles, allowing them to be more efficient and look better. Stretched muscles are a normal part of life, and this elasticity can cause your stomach to look a little ripply. With a tummy tuck, you can get your definition back.

Tummy Tuck Cost and Options

At Galanis Plastic Surgery, we know that every person is different, and we treat you like the individual you are. We have plenty of different tummy tuck options that will address your specific needs and lifestyle.  There are two different types of tummy tuck procedures that we generally perform.

Full Tummy Tuck

This tuck eliminates excess abdominal skin and enhances the tightness of underlying muscles or separated abdominal muscles throughout the entire abdominal region, including the area around the navel. This body contouring procedure addresses damaged muscles and gives most patients a smooth, contoured look.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck, or technically a mini abdominoplasty, works on your lower abdomen and involves some tightening of the abdominal muscles below the belly button.  Tummy tucks can also be done in conjunction with other types of treatments, like liposuction to remove excess fat.
Our staff will walk you through all of the details of your tummy tuck and let you know if it’s wise to do more than one treatment at a time. You can also always come back for more treatments if you would like.

how many pant sizes do you lose with a tummy tuckFrequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a skin only and full tummy tuck?

The benefits of a “skin-only” tummy tuck include reduced discomfort during the recovery phase since it does not involve muscle tightening.  For many patients, the discomfort primarily stems from the muscle-tightening aspect of the procedure.

Will my stomach be flat after a tummy tuck?

Patients can realistically expect an improvement in the flatness of the stomach; however, it’s important not to assume an immediately completely flat abdomen. Each patient’s anatomy is distinct, and the most suitable procedure for an individual is determined through an in-person consultation.

Can your stomach get fat again after a tummy tuck?

Weight gain may occur, and if you experience a substantial increase in weight or become pregnant post-surgery, it can impact the results of your tummy tuck. The skin on your abdomen may stretch, and the underlying muscles could separate once again. Addressing this situation may involve undergoing another tummy tuck procedure.

Fall in Love With Your Body Again

Many patients in Beverly Hills find that their tummy tuck results are worth the surgery. Let our board-certified, specialty-trained staff help you fall in love with your body again in a safe and nurturing environment. Call Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California at 310-858-8930 to schedule a no-pressure consultation today!




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