If you have a stubborn stomach pooch that won’t respond to diet and exercise, it may feel like it’s something you eventually have to live with. Maybe the stomach pooch was caused by pregnancy, or perhaps it just slowly developed as you got older. Regardless of why that stomach bulge is there, you’re ready to get rid of it…

And that’s why you’re considering a tummy tuck.

But before you schedule your consultation for this procedure, it’s important to be clear about the results you’re looking for. Let’s take a closer look at the tummy tuck, including if it can help you lose weight.

The Tummy Tuck Can Tame Your Stomach Pooch

The tummy tuck – also known as an abdominoplasty – is a surgical procedure designed to repair distended or injured abdominal walls that may have been damaged by pregnancy or aging. The surgery helps achieve a more streamlined and contoured stomach, taking away that annoying pooch that won’t respond to diet and exercise.

The Tummy Tuck Doesn’t Make You Lose Weight, BUT…

It can streamline the stomach pooch to the point where it may make you look like you’ve lost weight.

By getting rid of your extended stomach, you’ll be able to fit into your clothes more comfortably; you may even find that you’ve gone down a size as a result of inch loss. But that doesn’t mean your tummy tuck helped you lose weight. In fact, you might not even see much difference on the bathroom scale.

What the tummy tuck CAN do is help you jumpstart a new weight-loss regimen, as well as help you see fat loss around the stomach a lot faster than before. The surgery is designed to remove excess, sagging skin of the abdomen in addition to repairing muscles.

Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about how the tummy tuck can help get rid of your stomach pooch? Schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137