Weight Loss Surgeries Result In More Tummy Tucks

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Although it is a common misconception that abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a weight loss surgery, there is a correlation between the two procedures. Because bariatric surgery results in dramatic and rapid weight loss, it also frequently leaves separated abdominal muscles and excess skin in its wake. As a result, the increase in the number of bariatric, or weight loss surgeries performed each year in this body-conscious region, has also led to a greater demand for Miami tummy tucks.

Consider A Tummy Tuck After Reaching Your Target Weight

Since a tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure, not a weight loss surgery, patients are advised to reach their target weight prior to undergoing this procedure. While some patients are able to achieve this goal through diet and exercise, others may need assistance, particularly if they hope to shed significant weight. In this case, a bariatric procedure such as gastric bypass surgery may be utilized to reduce the size of the stomach, altering the way in which food is processed and bringing about drastic weight loss.

Patients who undergo bariatric surgery typically experience rapid weight loss and may soon be bothered by the appearance of excess loose or sagging skin. While these patients are often suitable candidates for a tummy tuck, it is important that you wait until you have achieved your ideal weight before undergoing abdominoplasty, as you may continue to shed weight for one to two years following the procedure. In addition, patients should work to establish a healthy lifestyle prior to going forward with a tummy tuck to ensure that the results will be sustained. At Body by Craft, we will be happy to advise and coach you in order to see you as healthy as you can be.

How A Tummy Tuck Can Help Following Weight Loss Surgery

A tummy tuck is often an excellent complementary procedure following bariatric surgery as it is designed to provide a greater contour to the abdomen, tightening and flattening the stomach. If you have achieved your goal weight through weight loss surgery but continue to struggle with loose skin and fatty tissue, you may benefit from a tummy tuck, which targets excess fat and skin deposits on the abdomen and creates a smoother, more even silhouette.

In addition, while bariatric surgery can bring about drastic weight loss, the abdominal muscles of many weight loss patients are weakened or separated, which can contribute to the presence of loose abdominal skin. A tummy tuck can improve this condition, known as diastasis recti, by repairing and tightening abdominal muscles, resulting in enhanced muscle tone and flatter abdomen.

If you have undergone bariatric surgery to achieve the body of your dreams but are still troubled by sagging stomach skin, a protruding abdomen or separated abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck in Miami can help you refine the results of your weight loss surgery, improving the contour of your svelte new figure. To determine your suitability for this procedure and take the first step towards your transformation, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft today.

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