How a Tummy Tuck Could Help You Keep the Weight Off

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Woman running with her golden retriever down the street for exercise.We all know a tummy tuck isn’t a weight loss procedure, but new evidence is emerging that having a tummy tuck may make it easier to lose weight and keep it off.

To understand how, you first need to know what a tummy tuck is and what it can do for you.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgery used to reduce excess abdominal skin (and some fat) from the midsection. This can result in a slimmer, smoother body contour around the lower belly and a more streamlined overall shape.

How Can It Help with Weight Loss?

A tummy tuck itself doesn’t remove a significant amount of weight, but it could help you lose weight and keep in off after surgery.

According to a small study published by the medical journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, 14 out of 20 women who had a tummy tuck had lost more weight than the surgery initially removed and sustained that weight loss for one year. One reason for this, the study postulates, is increased satiety after eating and throughout the day that was reported by 75 percent of the women.

A tummy tuck is not going to be your solution to weight loss, but it could help you maintain your figure long after surgery. Research is beginning to show that we can add weight loss to the list of benefits of a tummy tuck.


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