We talk of a procedure that is more for shaping the body, not to lose weight. However, every time a patient gets a tummy tuck, there's a significant loss of weight. But that's not the priority of the procedure. The procedure is to give a nice shape, so that's how your patients will improve.

I usually do lipoabdominoplasty, which is essentially doing a tummy tuck and liposuction at the same time. And the reason is that if you do a tummy tuck, a tummy tuck is a procedure that will give you a cylindrical shape if you don't add liposuction to it. So adding liposuction will give you this couture, and it will contour the body in a nice, sexy figure.

Tummy tucks are for women or men. But in the case of women who have any more children or are not planning to have children for at least five or six years. You still could have children in the future, but the possibility of having it done again is very likely. But a woman who is done with kids, a done who have excess of lower abdominal fat and skin or stretch marks below the belly button.

Will a Tummy Tuck Help Me Lose Weight?

Dr. Jaime Perez discusses the right and wrong reasons to get a tummy tuck and why he combines liposuction with his tummy tuck procedures.