Body Contouring

How Many Sizes Can I Lose by Getting a Tummy Tuck With Liposuction?

Courtney Martin
June 12, 2023
Massive Weight Loss Surgery New Age Aesthetics Ottawa

This is a common question we get at our practice in Ottawa. You’ve done the hard work to lose weight. Now you want to know your predicted size post tummy tuck with liposuction.

Choosing a tummy tuck with liposuction can dramatically improve your midsection for a slimmer, more toned, sculpted, revitalized athletic appearance.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from targeted areas of the body—particularly the abdomen—to improve the shape of the area and potentially correct a protruding belly. Combined with a tummy tuck procedure to remove excess skin, the total number of sizes you can lose from the tummy tuck with liposuction depends on a few factors.

The first and most important factor is your starting point. The level of change you can expect depends on how much excess fat and skin you are starting with. A healthy amount of fat to remove in the area to improve the appearance would be anywhere from six to eight pounds.

People who are overweight and hoping to improve their figure are likelier to lose an additional size or two.

The next factor that can contribute to the total size lost is the surgeon’s skill level. Experienced surgeons are more likely to be able to determine the best areas to remove fat from while also using the liposuction procedure to sculpt and improve the body’s shape. It is essential to be aware that having the right surgeon is crucial to achieving the desired outcome.

It is also important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss treatment and should not be used in place of diet and exercise. Tummy tuck surgery is intended to remove excess fat from targeted areas, and therefore it is not meant to help someone lose a large amount of weight.

Depending on the initial size, it may be possible to lose one or two clothing sizes as a result of the procedure. All in all, the number of sizes you can lose from a tummy tuck with liposuction depends primarily on the original amount of fat and skin, the surgeon’s skill, and the patient’s general health.

While tummy tuck with liposuction can help sculpt and improve the body’s overall shape, it should only be used as a secondary solution for excess fat and not as a primary weight loss tool.

When Should I Have My Tummy Tuck After Losing a Significant Amount of Weight?

Have you recently lost a significant amount of weight? If you have the chance, consider a tummy tuck with liposuction. This surgical procedure removes excess skin, fat, and stretchmarks from your abdominal area. It is an effective way to sculpt and contour your abdominal area after significant weight loss. But when should you get a tummy tuck with liposuction after significant weight loss?

In general, it is recommended that you wait at least 6 months after significant weight loss before considering a tummy tuck with liposuction to ensure that you are at a stable weight and your body has had time to adjust to your new weight. If you have your initial consultation too soon, your surgical plan will change, and you will need to be seen again for a new quote.

Additionally, you should wait until all of your other medical conditions have been addressed before considering this type of procedure. It is also important to be realistic about your expectations. Remember that the goal of the procedure is to remove excess skin, fat, and stretchmarks to help you feel more comfortable with the shape and contour of your new body.

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