Will Tummy Tuck Surgery Help Reduce Your Dress Size?

Are you tired of hiding your waistline beneath loose clothing? Have traditional diet and exercise methods failed to give you the curves you desire? If you would like to have a slender waistline, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso can help. A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that tightens the stomach muscles and removes excess skin from the abdominal region.

So what does a tummy tuck do, and will I lose weight after a tummy tuck? When you visit the professionals at Jeffrey LaGrasso M.D., we can give you more information about this popular procedure. Because we are experts in tummy tuck surgery, we can also let you know what to expect in terms of results, including if you might go down in dress size. Learn more about the process by scheduling a custom consultation in Miami, FL today.

Who should get a tummy tuck procedure?

People normally choose tummy tuck surgery to enhance their abdomen or stomach area. This procedure is designed to help patients get rid of loose skin and small pockets of fat. The best candidates are generally healthy people with no serious underlying health conditions. Dr. LaGrasso devotes a considerable amount of time to make sure you are a fit for tummy tuck surgery. Ideally, patients should be at or near their goal weight before getting a tummy tuck since significant weight gain will compromise their results.

As an established practice, we are happy to assist patients and walk them through the consultation process. During this visit, our office will examine your problem areas and discuss what is involved in the surgery and recovery process. We will then review all of your options, including whether a mini tuck or full tummy tuck works better to meet your goals. Towards the end of your appointment, Dr. LaGrasso can address all of your questions and explain any potential risks associated with surgery.

Will I lose weight after a tummy tuck?

Many of our patients ask – will I lose weight after a tummy tuck? Phrased another way, people want to know whether their clothing size will change. Unfortunately, the answer is not always predictable. Some people will go down a dress size, while others will not. This is because tummy tuck procedures are mainly focused on eliminating loose skin around the abdomen. Although we do use a liposuction technique during surgery, this is mainly used for small pockets of stubborn fat around the waist. If you are concerned about whether or not you will lose weight after a tummy tuck, Dr. LaGrasso can give you more specific information.

What does a tummy tuck do?

So what does a tummy tuck do, and what happens during your surgery in Miami, FL? When patients undergo a full tummy tuck, the incision is created just over the pubic area. This results in a horizontal scar that can be easily hidden under clothing and undergarments. A full tummy tuck procedure is perfect for women with significant folds of skin from large weight fluctuations or multiple pregnancies. Liposuction is employed, and the internal abdominal muscles are secured for a firm appearance. An alternative to this technique is the mini tummy tuck, which is less extensive and removes less tissue and fat.

How can I make the most of my results?

A tummy tuck procedure can be complex, which means patients need to prepare beforehand. Dr. LaGrasso can provide you with detailed instructions about what to expect during this time. It is important to follow all post-operative guidelines very closely. You can experience some discomfort, but our office can prescribe medications to help you feel more comfortable. It is also recommended for patients to make a real effort to encourage healthy blood circulation. This reduces your risks of blood clots or other complications. It may take up to several weeks before you can go back to your day-to-day activities.

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Sometimes, despite efforts to eat well and stay fit, you may not have the flat abdomen you desire. In situations like these, a tummy tuck procedure can give you a youthful and attractive appearance once again. And although many people will see a reduced dress size, it is important to sit with an experienced and knowledgeable plastic surgeon first. If you would like to learn more about cosmetic surgery, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso is happy to give you a consultation at Jeffrey LaGrasso M.D. in Miami, FL. Because no two patients are alike, we use a variety of approaches to meet your needs. We can create a tailored surgical plan for you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.