in how many months? i am curious to know
How Many Jeans Sizes Did You Drop After Tummy Tuck?
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Loss of sizes with tummy tuck
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.
Change in pant or dress size with tummy tuck
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.
Change in Jean Size after tummy tuck surgery
Each patient and case is different. To explore this objective further, you should consult with 3 - 4 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons.
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