Tummy Tucks can Lead to Long-Term Weight Loss

Oftentimes people are worried that if they start losing weight, they will gain it back in no time when they stop their diet. For those who opt for plastic surgery instead of a diet, the same thing can happen under some circumstances. Yet the American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that a tummy tuck procedure can actually help you to keep the weight off for good.

According to a report that was featured in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, those who undergo an abdominoplasty can sometimes lose significant amounts of weight post-surgery. This is partially because those who undergo the surgery often feel full faster afterwards. As well, neuroendocrine mechanisms may promote weight loss after an abdominoplasty. In most abdominoplasty surgeries, the patient will lose about five pounds of tissue as a part of the tummy tuck.

After this, the patient will generally lose another 4.5 of their original BMI. While cosmetic procedures like an abdominoplasty are not necessarily advertised as a weight loss strategy, science and research has proven that there are times that the surgery can have this affect. If you are looking for a slimmer and toned physique, a tummy tuck may be the ideal first step towards your goal. After your surgery, you may be able to maintain a gradual weight loss until you achieve the look that you always wanted.

If you are considering this procedure, then you need to discuss your options with Dr. Yuly Gorodisky. This Southern California plastic surgeon specializes in the face, breast and body and performs abdominoplasty surgery frequently, so most patient's results are excellent. Don’t hesitate to call for a free consultation 805-983-1999 to give you the look you’ve always wanted!

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