Frequently Asked Questions
What Happens If You Lose Twenty Pounds After Tummy Tuck?
Losing weight after a tummy tuck is relatively common. Moderate weight loss of up to twenty or even thirty pounds for some patients will likely not have a major effect and the skin should retract. However, if a patient loses significant weight like fifty pounds or more, this may require a revision tummy tuck.
What Is The Lifespan Of A Tummy Tuck?
If patients maintain a stable weight post-surgery, they can enjoy their results long term, if not permanently. Though, the skin is still susceptible to normal aging. Additionally, if any pregnancies or major weight gain occur, this may reverse the results.
How Much Weight Can Be Removed By Abdominoplasty?
Tummy tuck surgery is not weight loss surgery. In fact, it is more commonly performed after losing weight. Though, once the swelling subsides, patients may notice a difference of a few pounds. Generally, no more than five pounds is lost during a tummy tuck.
Are There Benefits To Combining A Tummy Tuck & Liposuction?
Yes, a tummy tuck and liposuction complement each other beautifully. Since an abdominoplasty addresses skin and liposuction removes fat, this combination often results in a smoother contour without unsightly bulges or awkward body contours from lack of fat removal.
Liposuction can also help cinch the waist. A tummy tuck generally corrects the muscles up to the ribs. However, this will not bring the waist in or take fat from the waist. Liposuction can quickly and easily snatch the waist during a tummy tuck.
How Much Is A Tummy Tuck In Bellevue, WA?
Abdominoplasty surgery with Dr. Craig Jonov at Seattle Plastic Surgery starts at $7,485. Outside financing is available through Care Credit, Alphaeon, and United Medical Credit.