Is it possible for me to have a tummy tuck after weight loss surgery even if I'm still overweight? (photo)
1 year ago
I lost 141lbs after having the gastric sleeve weight loss surgery. I'5'6 and my current and stable weight for the last 4 months has been 240lbs. I monitor my caloric intake and exercise 3-4 days a week. I'm healthy with no outstanding health issues per my physical. I'm satisfied with the weight loss, but have problems with my abdomen, especially after such drastic weight loss. Is a tummy tuck possible at this weight?
Doctor Answers (5)
It is certainly possible to have a tummy tuck. Your risk of complications would be lower if you lost another 50 lbs or so.
Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of tummy tuck procedures each year. Then look at the
website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can
deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for the pictures and congrats on your weight loss.
I believe that after loosing all that weight, you can have a tummy tuck just to remove all the excess skin. You will probably need another one after all the weight has been lost and you've reached your goal weight.
After a 141 lb wt loss you can have TT when you are more or less of a stable weight. It is fine to have TT at 240lb. That is the simple answer. Of course the assumption is that you may loose a litte more but probably not much. If you plan to be 140 someday you might consider waiting for the TT. My Best, Dr C
Clearly you would benefit from a TT now though further weight loss after a TT may adversely affect your result
Congrats on the weight loss. It seems that you're ready for a tailoring Tummy Tuck. Keep up the good work on staying at a stable weight and move forward with the procedure if you're mentally ready.
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