How Many Jeans Sizes Did You Drop After Tummy Tuck?

in how many months? i am curious to know

Doctor Answers 4

Loss of sizes with tummy tuck

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The tummy tuck operation addresses loose (droopy) skin, extra fat, and rectus muscles that have been pulled apart, (usually with pregnancy). We take off a substanital amount of tissue, but it does not weigh that much when placed on the scale. Remember bone and muscle weigh more than fat and skin. It will look like more "weight" was dropped by the patient as they will get into their clothes better and have a trimmer shape.

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Change in pant or dress size with tummy tuck

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For clarification purposes, this is effected by the style of jeans worn. In the past when popular styles promoted the "high-rise" jean, the waist line was at the level of the umbilicus. With tightening of the rectus repair and removal of extra skin, it was not uncommon to decrease the pant size by at least two. However, low-rise jeans are commonly designed below the level of the incision and therefore removal of the extra skin can result in a dramatic change in appearance with no change in pant size. More commonly this will be effected by the amount of liposuction of the hips and thighs that is frequently performed with the abdominoplasty.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Change in Jean Size after tummy tuck surgery

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Each patient and case is different. To explore this objective further, you should consult with 3 - 4 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Depends on the patients size and shape

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 From the question I can not tell if you need tummy tuck . If you provide more information or pictures that would very helpful. The degree of the improvement will depend on the amount of extra skin and fatty tissue you have. 

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 154 reviews

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