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Doctor Rick here for another question of the day. When I am seeing patients for an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck consultation, they'll often ask me how much weight they're gonna lose with the tummy tuck procedure. What's important to understand is that you want to lose the most amount of weight you can prior to having this procedure done. Because certainly removing skin and some fatty tissue will take some weight off, but it's usually three,four, five pounds, at best, maybe 10 pounds. What's really going to give you the best result is losing the most weight you can prior to having the procedure and then maintaining that weight loss with a really good healthy lifestyle of eating and exercise. So when you come to the consult, we can talk more about that, but the basic question of how much weight will I lose, just a few pounds. It's not as much as you think, but what you will see is a huge contour change after the operation that will give you the results that you're looking for. Hope that helps, and I'll talk to you next time.

Tummy Tuck Weight Loss Expectations

Dr. Richard Brown explains that patients expecting weight loss from a tummy tuck will not be as happy with the results as the patients who lose as much weight as they can before surgery.

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