How Will Weight Gain After Tummy Tuck Affect Results?
- Asked by snj0404 in LA
- 4 years ago
If I gain weight after having an abdominoplasty, how will it affect the results?
Weight gain stretches skin and underlying tissues
The larger the weight gain, the more the skin and underlying tissues are stretched. When you lose the weight again, the Tummy Tuck results may not look as good. Therefore, it is ideal to maintain a stable weight after your procedure.
Weight gain after a tummy tuck
Gaining weight afte a tummy tuck is always an issue. The weight may go back on to your abdomen or other areas. The goal is to stay within a small weight range after surgery.
Small changes in your weight will not affect results
Small changes in your weight will not affect results. However, you should not look at tummy tuck as a weight loss procedure. It is better to look at it as a second change. That the opportunity to now life a healthy lifestyle, maintain good nutrition, and exercise regularly and you should be able to maintain excellent results.
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Tummy will gain much less after Abdominoplasty
If you gain weight after a tummy tuck, the weight will be spread everywhere where there are fat cells. The tummy tuck simply changes the proportion of fat in your tummy area compared to the rest of your body. Therefore, your tummy will gain much less compared to the rest of your body.
Your fat pads will get thicker, like before your tummy tuck
It is best to have your tummy tuck when your weight is stable and you are planning no more children to optimize your result and ensure longevity of the result.
If you do gain weight, you can sort of get an idea of what to expect by understanding the procedure. The traditional tummy tuck removes the skin and fat between the navel and pubic hair region. The wound is closed by pulling down the tissue from above the navel and closing it with the wound edge above the pubic area.
With that in mind, how does your body store fat in the abdominal areas between the navel and breast bone?
That is how it will store fat after the tissue is shifted downward.
Depends on the amount of weight gain after tummy tuck
Normal fluctuations in weight (i.e. between 10 to 15 lbs.) should not have any permanent effect on your results. When more than a 20 lb weight gain is involved, you run the risk of stretching the skin again.
If a person does have a large weight gain and then loses it again, a smaller operation can usually remove any excess skin, with minimal recovery and cost.
Weight Gain After a Tummy Tuck- A Matter Of Degree!
An abdominoplasty addresses skin, fat, fascia and muscle layers. It is a complex operation with great results that last routinely for a lifetime. Only excessive (greater than 20% of body weight) weight gain will have a negative effect on the result. In my extensive experience of performing this procedure, it truly hapens very rearely!
Web reference: http://www.lorenc.com/abdominoplasty-tummy-tuck/
Weight gaineffects after Tummy tuck
Weight should be maintained within a tight range after a tummy tuck to keep the maximum benefit. After a tummy tuck fat cells are still present and these cells will grow in size with increased fatty intake. Also, eating high sugar and fatty foods can cause your visceral fat (i.e., fat around your internal organs) to increase and this will cause distortion of your abdomen shape.
Web reference: http://www.drvitenas.com/abdominoplasty.html
Improvement in SHAPE tends to be permanent.
Hi! When you gain weight, you have more fat everywhere, including your stomach. So your stomach can get bigger, but no more so than the rest of you
Significant weight gain will lessen Tummy Tuck results
Although fat and skin are removed and muscles tightened after tummy tuck, the skin that is left behind and your intestines can continue to store fat if you gain weight.
You can gain weight and increase the thicknesss of your abdominal skin and the amount of fat inside your abdomen after tummy tuck. If this happens, the increased fat will definitely show and you will lose the nice flat tummy that was created by the tummy tuck.
3-5 pounds may not be visible but 10 lbs certainly will.
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