Can you Lose Weight with a Tummy Tuck?

Your decision to undergo plastic surgery tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is an important one.  This is why it is critical to find out as much as you can about the procedure, as well as consulting directly with your physician or a cosmetic plastic surgery professional, to make as an informed decision as possible.  Some frequently asked questions on plastic surgery tummy tucks are:

Q1. Is tummy tuck a good way to lose weight?
A. While tummy tuck procedure will result in the loss of weight, it is not recommended as a method of losing weight.  For that, liposuction can serve that purpose.  Tummy tucks are mainly for those who have loose sagging skin in the abdomen and/or to tighten the abdominal muscles.  The most common candidates for plastic surgery tummy tucks are those who have lost a significant amount of weight already.  For instance, women after pregnancy, recoveries of gastric-bypass surgery, etc.

Statistics and Costs

Q2. Do a lot of people undergo plastic surgery tummy tuck? 
A. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, tummy tucks are the sixth most popular cosmetic surgery procedure following liposuction, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, blepharoplasty, and facelifts.  Over 107,000 tummy tucks were performed in 2004 in the United States alone. 

Q3.  How much is plastic surgery tummy tuck?
A. Prices will vary from plastic surgeon to plastic surgeon, and from region to region.  Generally, the cost of a full tummy tuck can range from $5000 to $10000, while that of a mini tummy tuck can range from $3000 to $7000.