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Why a Tummy Tuck Won’t Help You Lose Weight

Woman's bellyTummy tucks are one of the most popular of all plastic surgeries, but they’re also one of the most misunderstood. While a tummy tuck can offer many benefits* for patients who have successfully slimmed down already, here’s an explanation as to why this body contouring won’t help you reach your weight loss goals.

Slim Down First for the Best Tummy Tuck Results

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic body contouring procedure and shouldn’t be confused with weight loss surgeries such as gastric bypass. Prospective tummy tuck patients should first focus on meeting their weight loss goals, whether through weight loss surgery or healthy lifestyle habits.

Enhance Your Existing Figure


Even when you reach your target weight, you may still feel frustrated by the flabby appearance of your stomach. A tummy tuck can help bring your weight loss journey full-circle by removing excess stomach skin and tightening the underlying muscles of the abdominal wall, neither of which can be improved through weight loss alone.* Once you’ve successfully slimmed down, a tummy tuck can help you keep the pounds off  in the long run.* Looking in the mirror and feeling proud of what you see can be a great motivator to maintain healthy habits and avoid packing back on extra weight.

*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.

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