If you are considering undergoing a tummy tuck intervention just because you can’t bear the sagginess of your abdomen, then your surgeon can assess you and see if you have a realistic expectation. But if you’re expecting that you’ll considerably lose weight after the procedure, then it’s time you know the truth about tummy tuck weight loss.
Tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure that contours the abdomen by removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal wall muscles. Among the top reasons why a patient develops a saggy abdomen are genetics or aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy. While there are studies that show that there is a good rate of patients who have lost weight after the intervention, the reason is not that of the procedure itself.
According to plastic surgeons, the weight loss after the tummy tuck surgery may pertain to enhanced satiety following eating. Satiety is a major contributing factor when it comes to weight loss after abdominoplasty. In some patients, more tissue may be removed during the surgery, which can help make some change to their overall weight. When fat cells are removed from the body, it leads to decreased levels of the endocrine glands that determine your appetite level. There are also certain endocrine processes that may come into action after the surgery, thus boosting weight loss.
But still, you have to keep in mind that the weight loss does not happen due to the removal of the tissue from the abdomen. The tissue removed from the body during the procedure is not enough to result in significant weight loss. Instead, patients who are satisfied with the results become careful in future as to what they eat and how much they eat. Most patients stick to a healthy diet to sustain the achieved results. This helps them gradually lose weight in future.