How Will Weight Gain Affect the Results of My Tummy Tuck?
There are many reasons that Munster residents consider getting tummy tucks. Some Munster residents have recently lost a significant amount of weight, but are left with loose and sagging skin in their abdomen that exercise won’t help. Other times, Munster mothers want to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies once and for all. For these Munster residents, tummy tucks can remove excess fat, eliminate stretch marks, and get rid of loose and sagging skin. The results are often a sleeker, more contoured abdomen.
But, what happens if after you receive incredible results from your tummy tuck, you end up gaining some weight or getting pregnant? Will the results of your tummy tuck be null and void? Will you need an additional tummy tuck in the future? Read on as Munster board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frank of Robert Frank Plastic Surgery explains what happens when you gain weight after a tummy tuck.
Post-Tummy Tuck Weight Gain is All Relative.
It’s completely normal for Munster residents to have their weight fluctuate between 5 to 10lbs. Such small weight gains and losses are not likely to show a serious impact on your tummy tuck results. In fact, depending on where you normally gain weight in your body, you may not even notice any change in your abdomen as your weight naturally fluctuates.
Significant Weight Gain Can Add Additional Fat to Your Abdomen.
While a small amount of weight gain and loss is normal for Munster residents, significant weight gain after a tummy tuck can, in fact, have a negative impact on your tummy tuck results. You can see increased belly fat, stretch marks, and loose or stretched skin. For these reasons, plastic surgeons like Dr. Frank typically recommend that you wait to get a tummy tuck procedure until after your weight has stabilized and that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime after you have recovered from your tummy tuck procedure to maintain your results.
If You Gain and Then Lose a Significant Amount of Weight, You Might Need a Second Tummy Tuck.
The biggest problem with a significant amount of weight gain following a tummy tuck is when a Munster resident gains a significant amount of weight, then loses it again. In this case, often all the signs and symptoms that necessitated the first tummy tuck – excess fat, stretch marks and loose and sagging skin – reappear, making a second tummy tuck necessary to regain the original tummy tuck’s results.
How Can I Learn More About Tummy Tucks?
If you’re interested in getting a tummy tuck now, or have other questions or concerns about the procedure, we encourage you to reach out to our Munster offices. By calling (219) 513-2015, you can schedule your consultation with Dr. Frank. All of Dr. Frank’s patients meet directly with him, and not a patient coordinator, for their initial consultation so they can ask questions from the skilled surgeon who will be performing their procedure.